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1.5 million workers pass health and safety test

ConstructionSkills has announced that 1.5 million workers have now passed the industry standard ConstructionSkills Health & Safety Test.

Rebekkah Taplin from Barratt Homes reached the barrier after taking her test recently. The skills body said this was 'delivering positive signs that industry is making fast progress to becoming fully qualified.'

In a statement ConstructionSkills said: "The first test was taken in 2000 in Aberdeen, and since then has evolved considerably to make it as accessible and convenient as possible for industry.

"It can be taken at over 150 locations, including corporate testing on-site though mobile units, and the operative’s test is now available in over ten different languages.

"It is also fully up-to-date with industry regulations, including CDM 07 and now has two new tests for Professionally Qualified Persons."

The test is now an requirement for getting one of the many competence cards required to gain access to sites in the construction sector, including all MCG sites.