WHITE CARD/CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in
the construction industry
Course Fee: $140
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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.
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.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.
Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.
Basic roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are identified and explained according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements .
Duty of care requirements are identified.
Construction safe work practices are identified and explained.
Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.
Basic principles of risk management are identified.
Construction hazards are identified and discussed.
Purpose and use of PPE are identified and demonstrated.
Measures for controlling hazards are identified.
Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.
Health and safety documents are identified and discussed.
Roles of designated health and safety personnel are identified and explained.
Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
Identify incident and emergency response procedures.
Procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
Types and purpose of fire safety equipment are identified and discussed.
This section describes the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria.
Numeracy skills to:
Oral communication skills to:
Reading skills to:
Problem-solving skills to:
Range of Conditions
This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.
Jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements must include at least one of the following state and territory Acts or their equivalent: