FSE implemented the Health and Safety assessments a number of years ago and we have analysed the data produced to give you advice on how to ensure you know everything you need to to work in the laboratories and workshops and make sure you pass the assessment easily and quickly.
The tests themselves comprise of multiple choice, true/false or fill in the blank questions with up to 100 minutes to complete the assessment, depending on which school you are studying with. You have plenty of time to refresh your memory and look information up if you need to so don't guess; the pass mark is 80% so you can't afford to get too many wrong. All the information you need to pass the test is available on the FSE Welcome Web site.
On average students take two attempts to pass the assessment spending around 30 minutes to answer all the questions on each try. Those students that guess some or all of the answers end up taking the assessment far more times and although they only spend 5-10 minutes on each attempt, given the number of attempts and the fact that they end up spending the 30 minutes on the final attempt to get a pass they can spend 3-4 hours trying to pass so they waste a lot of time and don't learn as much.
The most efficient way to pass the test and ensure you know everything you need to to stay safe in the laboratories and workshops is to read the safety codes of practice, take your time taking the assessments and check the FSE Welcome web site to refresh your memory regarding anything your unsure on.
All the health and Safety documentation such as Laboratory Codes of Practice, links to safety data sheets web sites, Workshop Health and Safety documentation, COSHH and Risk Assessment forms, etc. can be found on the FSE Welcome Web site and the assessment links are located here.
All FSE students are expected to take and pass the relevant specialist assessments for the school you are part of every year before you will be allowed to carry out any practical work. All assessments are available on the FSE Welcome Web site (logon using your student number and date of birth as your password in the following format - dd/mm/yyyy . All assessments should be completed by 5pm on the 29th September 2017.