Construction induction (White/Red card)
Work safely in the construction industry
The Construction Induction training course is a WorkSafe requirement for persons who are looking at working in the construction industry in Victoria. You can enrol in this course and obtain professional training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 4575) certified by WorkSafe
Our experienced trainers will train you with the knowledge required to obtain the construction induction card.
Construction work is defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 [Reg 1.3] as meaning:
- (a) the construction, erection, installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning, painting, renewal, removal, excavation, dismantling or demolition of, or addition to, any building or structure, or work in connection with any of those things, that is done at or adjacent to the place where the building or structure is located;
- (b) work on which a hoisting appliance or any scaffold or shoring is used or intended to be used;
- (c) work in driving or extracting piles, sheet piles or trench sheet;
- (d) work in laying any pipe or work in lining pipe that is adjacent to the place where the pipe is laid or to be laid;
- (e) work in sinking or lining or altering, repairing, maintaining, renewing, removing or dismantling a well or borehole;
- (f) road works, earthworks or reclamation; or
- (g) work in laying an underground cable that is done at or adjacent to the place where the cable is laid or to be laid;
- OHS legislative requirements relate to:
- Australian standards
- construction industry OHS standards and guidelines
- duty of care
- health and safety representatives, committees and supervisors
- licences, tickets or certificates of competency
- National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work
- national safety standards
- OHS and welfare Acts and regulations
- safety codes of practice.
- Duty of care requirements relate to legal responsibility under duty of care to do everything reasonably practicable to protect others from harm, own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices, including activities that require licences, tickets or certificates of competency, relevant state OHS requirements, including employers and self-employed persons, persons in control of the work site, construction supervisors, designers, manufacturers and suppliers, construction workers, subcontractors and inspectors.
- Safe work practices include: access to site amenities, such as drinking water and toilets, drugs and alcohol at work general requirements for safe use of plant and equipment general requirements for use of personal protective equipment and clothing, housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy and safer work area
- preventing bullying and harassment
- smoking in designated areas
- storage and removal of debris.
- Risk relates to: likelihood of a hazard causing injury or harm,
- Principles of risk management include: assessing the risks involved, consulting and reporting ensuring the involvement of relevant workers, controlling the hazard, identifying hazards, reviewing to identify change or improvement.
- Hazard relates to anything (including an intrinsic property of a thing) or situation with the potential to cause injury or harm.
- Common construction hazards include: confined spaces, electrical safety, excavations, including trenches, falling objects, hazardous substances and dangerous goods, HIV and other infectious diseases, hot and cold working environments, manual handling, noise, plant and equipment, traffic and mobile plant, unplanned collapse, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, working at heights.
- Measures for controlling risk to eliminate or minimise hazards in accordance with the hierarchy of control include: elimination, substitution, isolation, engineering control, administrative control
- personal protective equipment.
- OHS communication processes include: discussions with OHS representatives, OHS meetings, OHS notices, newsletters, bulletins and correspondence, OHS participative arrangements, processes for raising OHS issues, toolbox talks, workplace consultation relating to OHS issues and changes.
- OHS information and documentation includes: accident and incident reports Acts and regulations Australian standards
- codes of practice
- construction documentation and plans
- emergency information contact
- evacuation plans
- guidance notes
- job safety analyses
- material safety data sheets (MSDS)
- proformas for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
- reports of near misses and dangerous occurrences
- risk assessments
- safe work method statements
- safety meeting minutes
- site safety inspection reports.
- Designated OHS personnel includes: first aid officers, OHS committee members, OHS representatives, supervisors.
- Safety signs and symbols include: emergency information signs (e.g. exits, equipment and first aid), fire signs (e.g. location of fire alarms and firefighting equipment) hazard signs (e.g. danger and warning), regulatory signs (e.g. prohibition, mandatory and limitation or restriction)
- safety tags and lockout (e.g. danger tags, out of service tags).
- Relevant authorities include: emergency services (e.g. police, ambulance, fire brigade and emergency rescue)
- OHS regulatory authority
- Incidents include accidents resulting in personal injury or damage to property
- near misses or dangerous occurrences which do not cause injury but may pose an immediate and significant risk to persons or property, and need to be reported so that action can be taken to prevent recurrence, for example:
- breathing apparatus malfunctioning to the extent that the user’s health is in danger,
- collapse of the floor, wall or ceiling of a building being used as a workplace,
- collapse or failure of an excavation more than 1.5 metres deep (including any shoring),
- collapse or partial collapse of a building or structure, collapse,
- overturning or failure of the load bearing of any scaffolding, lift, crane, hoist or mine-winding equipment, damage to or malfunction of any other major plant, electric shock.
- electrical short circuit, malfunction or explosion
- uncontrolled explosion, fire or escape of gas, hazardous substance or steam
- any other unintended or uncontrolled incident or event arising from operations carried on at a workplace.
- General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies include: basic emergency response (keep calm, raise alarm, obtain help), evacuation, notification of designated OHS personnel and authorities, notification of emergency services (e.g. when and how)
- Referring to site emergency plans and documentation.
- Emergencies include chemical spill, fire, injury to personnel, structural collapse, toxic and/or flammable vapours emission, vehicle/mobile plant accident.
- Personal protective equipment includes: aprons, arm guards, eye protection, gloves, hard hat, hearing protection, high visibility retro reflective vests, protective, well fitting clothing respiratory protection, safety footwear, UV protective clothing and sunscreen.
- Fire safety equipment includes: breathing apparatus, fire blankets, fire fighting equipment.
The course is conducted over 6 hours
|Course Name||:||Work safely in the construction industry|
|Course Code:||:||CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry|
|Duration||:||This course runs for 6 Hour Day
Check course dates for next available course details.
|Location||:||Our up to date facility is located at:
Australian Easy Train
|Dress Requirements||:||Safety Shoes or Boots, High Visibility Clothing.|
|Material Required||:||We supply Learners Guides, Revision Sheets, Assessment Paperwork, and all other Administration Documents that may be required.|
|:||You will need to be able to use the English language at a level which will enable you to safely perform work of a high risk nature. As per (6.7 – National Standard for licensing persons performing high risk work 2006)
AET adopts a range of assessment methods to ensure flexibility for clients as well as meeting the specific requirements of the unit(s) from the Transport and Logistics training package.
Assessments methods include practical demonstrations, written tests and oral questioning. Clients who require additional learning support or assistance should inform AET prior to the course commencement to ensure this support is available.
Nationally recognized statement of attainment
All participants will receive a nationally recognized statement of attainment- CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry on successful completion of the assessment.
On successful completion of the course the applicants receive a WorkSafe accredited white card, which shall be lodged through Australian Easy Train to WorkSafe on your behalf.