IOSH Working Safely


Helping You Make Work Safer and More Sustainable

Is IOSH Working Safely accepted for the CSCS Green Labourer Card ?

IOSH Working Safely is recognised by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
This means that delegates who successfully complete IOSH Working Safely through an RRC classroom course can apply for a CSCS Green Labourer Card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

CSCS will not accept applications for Labourers Cards where IOSH Working Safely has benn acheived through studying Online.

CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test

Once you have your IOSH Working Safely Certificate you are required to pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test, which you can complete at a local CITB test centre.  There is a fee for taking this test see here for current fee.

To find your nearest CITB Test Centre see here

Applying for your CSCS Labourer Card

You will need to send a scan of your IOSH Working Safety Certificate to CSCS at

Then ring CSCS on 0344 994 4777 and pay the fee for the card.

More information and the current fee for the card can be found here.

Is the exam open book?

Yes, the exam is completed at the end of the course (in the classroom or online) and you can refer to your notes. You must ensure you leave enough time to answer all questions.

How do the assessments work?

There is a multiple choice exam and short practical assessment to complete at the end of the course.
If studying Online, the assessments will be completed online.

Will the Certificate I receive be different if I study Online?

No, all certificates are the same irrespective of your chosen learning method.

Do I have to pay VAT if I am based outside the UK?

Only companies outside of the UK who can provide a valid VAT number will be exempt from paying VAT. All individuals irrespective of their location will have to pay VAT.

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