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Pearson VUE appointed to deliver construction Health and Safety Test
CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry in the UK, has appointed Pearson VUE to deliver the construction Health and Safety Test.
Introduced in 2001, the Health and Safety Test aims to ensure that everyone working in the sector has a minimum level of Health and Safety knowledge and awareness. Bookings have grown dramatically from 50,000 in 2001 to more than 500,000 in 2010 - with a test now being booked every 60 seconds.
The agreement with Pearson VUE commences in April 2012 and will allow candidates to undertake the test at any of over 140 Pearson Professional Centres located throughout the UK.
Chris Little, product delivery manager at CITB-ConstructionSkills, said: "Getting construction businesses at all levels to engage with Health and Safety is something which CITB-ConstructionSkills is keen to continue by listening to industry and developing its existing products and services to fit sector requirements."
Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE's managing director - new markets, commented: "We are delighted to work with CITB-ConstructionSkills to ensure candidates have an appropriate knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues. Our role is not simply to deliver tests and provide CITB-ConstructionSkills with the relevant assessment data, but to offer a wide network of centres where candidates can take the test in a secure and invigilated environment."
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