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Testing, inspecting and thorough examination occupations (Construction)

The suite contains National Occupational Standards (NOS) for engineers, technicians, operatives and supervisors. They relate to:

  • law
  • responsibilities
  • inspections
  • record keeping and defect reports.

Standards cover these occupational areas:

  • Testing, inspecting and thorough examination of plant, machinery, equipment or accessories
  • Leak detection in waterproof  systems
  • Dynamic pile testing
  • Installing construction anchors
  • Site testing of construction fixings.

You can view individual standards on the NOS database, or by .


There are no current or planned reviews in this area. To give feedback or suggest a change, .

CITB manages the structures for vocational qualifications. We base the content for these structures on the relevant National Occupational Standards.

The structures are approved by employers and industry stakeholders. Training organisations base their courses on the structures.

See the current recommended qualification structure and national vocational qualification structure for this occupational area.

Recommended qualification structures

Recommended Qualification Structure for Testing, inspecting and through examination occupations (Construction) Level 3 v3 (PDF, 78KB)

Structures for NVQs/SVQs

NVQ Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations (Construction) Level 3 v4 (PDF, 25KB)

You can view individual standards on the NOS database , or by 

If you would like to suggest changes to the current standards or have a suggestion for the structures, please complete our Standards enquiry form.

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