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imponderabilius  
#1 Posted : 01 November 2016 16:58:37(UTC)
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imponderabilius

Hi guys, I've just booked CSCS HSE exam for this Friday and then I thought that it might not be as easy as I assumed it would be. Does anyone have some mock exams/past papers/etc that they could share with me?

Any help much appreciated.

Cheerio

alexmccreadie13  
#2 Posted : 01 November 2016 18:31:08(UTC)
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alexmccreadie13

Go onto the CITB web site everything there you need to revise,take mock tests or even buy the app for around a fiver.
gerrysharpe  
#3 Posted : 01 November 2016 19:01:59(UTC)
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gerrysharpe

Originally Posted by: alexmccreadie13 Go to Quoted Post
Go onto the CITB web site everything there you need to revise,take mock tests or even buy the app for around a fiver.

Yes a great way to do mock tests, very helpful when i did mine

imponderabilius  
#4 Posted : 04 November 2016 15:57:08(UTC)
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imponderabilius

The app proved to be a good choice, I passed easily after practicing for one day. Thanks guys!

gerrysharpe  
#5 Posted : 04 November 2016 17:26:45(UTC)
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gerrysharpe

Originally Posted by: imponderabilius Go to Quoted Post

The app proved to be a good choice, I passed easily after practicing for one day. Thanks guys!

Well done, i bet that was the best fiver you spent in ages!!

Welcome to the Black card Club!

paul.skyrme  
#6 Posted : 06 November 2016 20:20:02(UTC)
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paul.skyrme

So what can you do with a Black card, youy can't do with a Gold card please?

WatsonD  
#7 Posted : 07 November 2016 08:23:47(UTC)
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WatsonD

Originally Posted by: paul.skyrme Go to Quoted Post

So what can you do with a Black card, youy can't do with a Gold card please?

Doesn't matter what colour the card is in terms of getting access on site, but the Black card should be for managers and the Gold one is intended for supervisors. The issue you then have is how you define which role is which. The gold card requires a trade associsated qualification of level 3 to be eligible - so to my mind this would pertain to a working supervisor, whilst the black card would be more project managerment, etc.

However, you may have working supervisors who have the black card, or Project Managers in your company who have the gold. With the company I work for it doesn't really matter, black or gold, as you as you have one or the other, unless you are an operative - in which case white is all that is required.

ems  
#8 Posted : 11 November 2016 09:52:10(UTC)
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ems

Originally Posted by: WatsonD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: paul.skyrme Go to Quoted Post

So what can you do with a Black card, youy can't do with a Gold card please?

Doesn't matter what colour the card is in terms of getting access on site, but the Black card should be for managers and the Gold one is intended for supervisors. The issue you then have is how you define which role is which. The gold card requires a trade associsated qualification of level 3 to be eligible - so to my mind this would pertain to a working supervisor, whilst the black card would be more project managerment, etc.

However, you may have working supervisors who have the black card, or Project Managers in your company who have the gold. With the company I work for it doesn't really matter, black or gold, as you as you have one or the other, unless you are an operative - in which case white is all that is required.

Not strictly correct.  I have a white card that is for a "Professionally Qualified Person".  White is also far an "Academically Qualified Person" or a "Construction Related Occupation"

For a full list see the CITB web page.  https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/types-of-cards/

Edited by user 11 November 2016 09:53:13(UTC)  | Reason: typo

WatsonD  
#9 Posted : 11 November 2016 10:29:43(UTC)
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WatsonD

Originally Posted by: ems Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: WatsonD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: paul.skyrme Go to Quoted Post

So what can you do with a Black card, youy can't do with a Gold card please?

Doesn't matter what colour the card is in terms of getting access on site, but the Black card should be for managers and the Gold one is intended for supervisors. The issue you then have is how you define which role is which. The gold card requires a trade associsated qualification of level 3 to be eligible - so to my mind this would pertain to a working supervisor, whilst the black card would be more project managerment, etc.

However, you may have working supervisors who have the black card, or Project Managers in your company who have the gold. With the company I work for it doesn't really matter, black or gold, as you as you have one or the other, unless you are an operative - in which case white is all that is required.

Not strictly correct.  I have a white card that is for a "Professionally Qualified Person".  White is also far an "Academically Qualified Person" or a "Construction Related Occupation"

For a full list see the CITB web page.  https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/types-of-cards/

Not sure what in my text you are claiming isn't correct? Just because I didn't mention the AQP card (it was not releveant) doesn't mean I'm not aware of it. The black and gold cards denominate responsibility on site. The academically Qualified persons card is the same colour as construaction related occupation as it does not specify any responsibilities on site.

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gerrysharpe on 02/12/2016(UTC)
Clark34486  
#10 Posted : 11 November 2016 11:23:02(UTC)
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Clark34486

revision for a CSCS card? it's a joke, the question set is embarrassing.

Pure money making exercise, with absolutely no H&S competency benefit whatsoever

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sadlass on 24/11/2016(UTC), webstar on 05/12/2019(UTC)
alex159753  
#11 Posted : 05 December 2019 03:56:37(UTC)
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alex159753

so the difference between them are the privileges ?

Can any entry level construction worker apply for a green card? ( just asking )

jmaclaughlin  
#12 Posted : 05 December 2019 09:30:50(UTC)
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jmaclaughlin

Originally Posted by: alex159753 Go to Quoted Post

so the difference between them are the privileges ?

Can any entry level construction worker apply for a green card? ( just asking )

Yes they can, but they have to pass a HSE test as a pre requisite & then take the CITB CSCS operatives  test.

https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/

If you have NCRQ/Nebosh you can apply for a white Academically Qualified Person without having to do the HSE test.

Mark-W  
#13 Posted : 10 December 2019 09:22:23(UTC)
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Mark-W

Originally Posted by: jmaclaughlin Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: alex159753 Go to Quoted Post

so the difference between them are the privileges ?

Can any entry level construction worker apply for a green card? ( just asking )

Yes they can, but they have to pass a HSE test as a pre requisite & then take the CITB CSCS operatives  test.

https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/

If you have NCRQ/Nebosh you can apply for a white Academically Qualified Person without having to do the HSE test.

I must of misunderstood the process then. When I started visiting our engrs on site I needed a card quickly, so did a bit of research and was informed that I had to sit the CSCS H&S test to get a yellow card. I could of gone down the white card route but that meant I'd of had to sit the managerial test rather than operatives. As I had no real knowledge of CDM I sat the operatives test and applied for a visitors card. 

jmaclaughlin  
#14 Posted : 10 December 2019 15:48:18(UTC)
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jmaclaughlin

Most principal contractors just insist on a card of any colour.

The yellow card has a drawback in that holders are meant to be escorted at all times.

The green card is essentially a minimum entry (labourer) card but they do not need escorting.

But you do have to sit “Operatives CITB Health & Safety Test as a pre requisite”

 

The managers test is not that difficult assuming you are a H&S professional, to date our delegates have had at most 3 CDM questions, quite often none at all.

So for us the white card is the quickest route as you do not have to sit the “Operatives CITB Health & Safety Test “

There is a mock test link below, which is reasonably accurate.

https://www.test-questions.com/cscs-managers-professionals-16.php

 

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