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. No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA. International students on a Student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to undertake short courses.
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
- Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria
On successful completion of the course, an academic transcript and a White Card is approved by your Assessor and issued by TAFE SA.
The White Card is the method used to formally recognise that an individual has attended Work Health and Safety Induction training relevant to the Building and Construction Industry. Some campuses can provide on-site training for companies or groups - minimum 10 participants (please enquire for more information).
Please enquire if you believe your current skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the essential criteria for this unit of competency as you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
White Card - Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
- Legislative requirements, duty of care and construction safe work practices
- Hazard Management and Personal Protective Equipment
- Roles of health and safety personnel and reporting of hazards, incidents and injuries
- First aid procedures
- Safety signs and symbols
- fire safety equipment
Learners will be assessed in the following ways:
1. A simple written assessment to check facts of WHS knowledge, signs and symbols and how they are used in the construction industry. (The option of a verbal assessment is offered if you have difficulty in writing. If you wish to discuss assessment options please notify administration staff when you apply. Your details will be provided to the relevant Assessor who will discuss options with you.)
2. An oral assessment to ensure you can verbally demonstrate that you can identify construction hazards, reduce or remove risks, your understanding of procedures in relation to hazards, emergencies, incidents, meaning of signs and symbols and role of health and safety personnel.
3. A Personal Protective Equipment assessment to determine that you can correctly fit eye and ear protection, hard hat and high visibility reflective vest.