Construction Induction Training (White Card)
Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A
The course is aimed at all workers carrying out construction work, including: self-employed persons, labourers, apprentices, trades-persons, supervisors and project managers. Students will learn the basic principles of health and safety in the construction industry as well as information about preventing workplace injury and illness, workplace injury management and workers compensation.
The content of the course covers:
· An explanation of OHS legislative requirements;
· The identification of construction hazards and control measures;
· OHS communication and reporting processes; and
· OHS incident response procedures.
Where did the White Card come from?
A National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry was declared by Safe Work Australia. This would result in a standard and consistent delivery of induction training that is given to workers throughout Australia. By having a National Code of Practice this ensures that construction workers are recognised nationally for the induction training course that is completed
The code of practice is supported by a unit of competency within the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Integrated Services Training Package. Therefore training is delivered by RTO's within the Vocational Education and Training
This White Card Course will replace a range of state systems operating different coloured cards (Blue, Green, Red) and regulatory bodies. The transition of this to the National White Card will take place in each state at different times
The unit of competency is called CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. This has been developed to meet the requirements of the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work
Most states currently have legislation and regulations in place which require completion of a general safety induction course before they can start work in any construction activity. As such, each state has had its own course in place to meet that requirement. However, from 1 July 2009 most states will amend there legislation to ensure that only CPCCOHS1001A will meet the regulatory requirements.
RTOs should also note that a number of jurisdictions are proposing to restrict delivery to face-to-face only.
Regulators in each state have different requirements RTOs need to meet before they can deliver this course CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry.
For example you can only complete the White Card Qualification online if you are a resident of Queensland or Western Australia some RTO's are also authorised to deliver the online course in Tasmania and Northern Territory
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