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The Construction Industry Training Board has changed the syllabus for its course that anyone seeking to work on site in a professional or managerial capacity must take.

Changes to the CITB health, safety & environment (HS&E) test for managers and professionals (MAP) include the addition of six new topics to be quizzed on, including mental health.

Candidates taking the HS&E MAP test on or after 27th June 2023 need to ensure that they are using the new revision materials.

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..

The new test is also available for candidates to take in Welsh for the first time.

The test already covers six key areas, including:

  1. Legal and management
  2. Health and welfare
  3. General safety
  4. High risk activities
  5. Environment
  6. Specialist activities

What new subjects will the test be covering?

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:

  1. mental health
  2. leadership
  3. occupational health governance
  4. behavioural safety
  5. new technologies
  6. improving legislative compliance.

The new test will be launched on 27 June 2023.

Passing the MAP test is a prerequisite for obtaining black (manager) or white (professional) Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards.

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