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Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (white card update)
Course Service ID 1068
Funded Hours 3
CITB Subsidised Amount $60
General Awareness This is an update to the unit of competency and 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.
Competency Standard CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Prerequisites Already undertaken CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Learning Outcomes

1. Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work
2. Identify construction hazards and risk control measures
3. Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
4. Identify incident and emergency response procedures

Course Objectives

This unit of competency update 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.

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.


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