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Health, Safety & Environment test for Managers and Professionals (HS&E MAP)

The test is changing – what you need to know


The Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test for Managers and Professionals, and the accompanying revision materials, are changing. The content has been updated to ensure that it is suitable for today’s managers and professionals, taking into consideration changes in legislation, working practices, new technology and industry needs. 

The new revision materials are available to purchase from the CITB Shop, Apple App Store and Google Play, with the test launching on 27 June 2023.

Information on how to book a test can be found on the HS&E test and cards page

Why is the test changing?

Over time, the needs of the construction industry and that of the modern workforce will change. To ensure that the test remains relevant, fit for purpose and reflects changes made to legislation, working practices and new technology, we’ve updated both the test and the revision materials.

Equipped with the most up to date and accurate information, managers and professionals will be able to confidently lead their teams on health, safety and environment matters.

Our purpose is to support the construction industry in developing and maintaining a safe, skilled and competent workforce, both now and in the future. To do that, our tests must be relevant - it’s about keeping people safe. It’s that simple.

What are the changes?

Managers and professionals in the construction industry are responsible for complying with, embedding and implementing effective HS&E practices. Ultimately, this reduces the number of fatalities and accidents.

To support this, we are:

  • updating and extending the range of subjects covered in the test
  • updating existing questions and adding new ones
  • updating our revision materials.

What new subjects will the test be covering?

The test already covers six key areas, including:

  • Legal and management
  • Health and welfare
  • General safety
  • High risk activities
  • Environment
  • Specialist activities

However, based on industry feedback, six additional subjects that are all hugely relevant to today's managers - and the managers of the future - have been included:

  • Mental health
  • Leadership
  • Occupational health governance
  • Behavioural safety
  • New technologies
  • Improving legislative compliance.

The new test will be launched on 27 June 2023.

What does this mean for me?

We strongly recommend that all candidates revise to give themselves the best chance of passing their test.

For anyone taking the new test, please allow adequate time for revision, so that you are aware of the new content before taking the test.

  • The new revision materials, which have been developed to align with the changes to the test, are available to buy from the CITB Shop, Apple App Store and Google Play,
  • All revision material will be clearly labelled and signposted with the latest version number, so you can be assured that you are getting the right revision material for your test.

Revision material

Revision books for the HS&E test for Managers and Professionals are available from the CITB Shop

Which version?

If your test is due to take place before 27 June 2023, you should purchase the GT200 (2019) HS&E test for Managers and Professionals revision material.

If your test is due to take place on or after 27 June 2023, you should purchase the GT200-V9 HS&E test for Managers and Professionals revision material.

Get the app

There is also a handy app that can be download from the Apple App Store and/or the Android App or Google Play Store. The app, which costs £6.99, can be used to take mock tests in advance of your scheduled test.

Pass mark

From 27th June 2023 the pass mark for the Managers and Professionals test is 90%. To pass, you need to answer at least 45 out of 50 questions correctly. The pass mark is changing to ensure that there is consistency across all Health, Safety & Environment tests.

Booking a test

When you feel ready to book a test, you can find all the information on how to do so on our test bookings page.