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Course Overview

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others.

It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

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This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:

Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations; Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria. It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.

AT A GLANCE

COURSE FEES

$150.00

DELIVERY
METHOD

In Classroom – Suite 2 Level 12 190 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000

DURATION

6 Hours

START DATE

Monthly Intake

What is White Card?

A White Card is a Construction Induction Card that is issued to a person after successful completion of the Construction Induction. The formal name and code of this course is CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Construction Induction training covers the following areas:

  • Rights and responsibilities under WHS/OHS law
  • Common hazards and risks in the construction industry
  • Basic risk management principles

The standard of behaviour expected of workers on construction sites In Victoria, Construction Induction Cards (or White Cards) are issued by WorkSafe Victoria.

White Cards are national and accepted in every Australian state and territory.

Who needs a White Card

The National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work states that General Induction training is required for:

  • All persons who carry out construction work, including site managers and supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades persons
  • All persons who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person
  • All persons whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

WorkSafe Victoria’s Handbook for the Construction Regulations “Working safely in the general construction industry” states that:

  • Employers must ensure that anyone employed to do construction work has completed Construction Induction training (also known as White Card training) before they start work.
  • This includes apprentices and anyone who is doing pre-apprenticeship training at the site.
  • It also includes any employee who has not actually done any construction work in the past two years, even if they have previously completed an induction.

Application of CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:

  • Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;
  • Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and
  • Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.

It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.

How to get a White Card

To get a White Card, a person needs to:

  1. Attend a “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry ” training course at ICV (only 1 day for 6 hours only)
  2. Achieve the required level of competency of the course assessment
  3. Provide a valid form of I.D. E.g. Passport, Driver’s Licence, etc.
  4. ICV will process White Card application to Safe Work Victoria on student’s behalf.

White Card training can be held in English only and use of interpreters is not allowed. Therefore, a basic level of English understanding and writing is required.

Course Overview

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCWHS1001)

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

Details/Requirements

1.

Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.

1.1.

Basic roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are identified and explained according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements .

1.2.

Duty of care requirements are identified.

1.3.

Construction safe work practices are identified and explained.

2.

Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.

2.1.

Basic principles of risk management are identified.

2.2.

Construction hazards are identified and discussed.

2.3.

Purpose and use of PPE are identified and demonstrated.

2.4.

Measures for controlling hazards are identified.

3.

Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.

3.1.

Health and safety documents are identified and discussed.

3.2.

Roles of designated health and safety personnel are identified and explained.

3.3.

Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.

3.4.

Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.

4.

Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

4.1.

Procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.

4.2.

Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.

4.3.

Types and purpose of fire safety equipment are identified and discussed.

Cost

$150.00

Training Provider Information

To get a White Card, a person needs to:

Attend a “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry ” training course at ICV (only 1 day for 6 hours only)
Achieve the required level of competency of the course assessment
Provide a valid form of I.D. E.g. Passport, Driver’s Licence, etc.
ICV will process White Card application to Safe Work Victoria on student’s behalf.
White Card training can be held in English only and use of interpreters is not allowed. Therefore, a basic level of English understanding and writing is required.

WHO NEEDS A WHITE CARD

The National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work states that General Induction training is required for:

All persons who carry out construction work, including site managers and supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades persons
All persons who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person
All persons whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.
WorkSafe Victoria’s Handbook for the Construction Regulations “Working safely in the general construction industry” states that:

Employers must ensure that anyone employed to do construction work has completed Construction Induction training (also known as White Card training) before they start work.
This includes apprentices and anyone who is doing pre-apprenticeship training at the site.
It also includes any employee who has not actually done any construction work in the past two years, even if they have previously completed an induction.

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COURSE DETAILS

Elements and Performance Criteria

1.

Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.

1.1.

Basic roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are identified and explained according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements .

1.2.

Duty of care requirements are identified.

1.3.

Construction safe work practices are identified and explained.

2.

Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.

2.1.

Basic principles of risk management are identified.

2.2.

Construction hazards are identified and discussed.

2.3.

Purpose and use of PPE are identified and demonstrated.

2.4.

Measures for controlling hazards are identified.

3.

Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.

3.1.

Health and safety documents are identified and discussed.

3.2.

Roles of designated health and safety personnel are identified and explained.

3.3.

Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.

3.4.

Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.

4.

Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

4.1.

Procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.

4.2.

Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.

4.3.

Types and purpose of fire safety equipment are identified and discussed.

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