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Date PostedNovember 23, 2012

Validity of the Construction Safety Red Card

Before gaining entry onto a construction site in Oz, workers need to undergo safety training.  Because the industry is wrought with high risk activities, construction safety training is crucial to prevent workers from becoming injured or dying on site.

For this reason, the government have introduced the new, national white card to replace the previous Victorian Red Card which was mandatory for work on Victorian construction sites. The new requirement for work on any construction site in Australia is the completion of the white card course.

Luckily you can undergo the training online, making it convenient and cheap, all that is needed to complete the course is a computer and an internet connection.The online course is more user-friendly and cost effective than traditional forms of learning. You can study on your own terms because there is no set time limits within which to complete the assessments. Workers will be trained on everything you need to know about working safely on a construction site as well as how to protect yourself from harm. The course is comprehensive and easy to understand. All instructions are available online at www.whitecardaustralia.com.au

Although red cards issued previously will still be valid, workers who wish to obtain the construction site safety training now can do so through the online white card course. In order to obtain more information on the Red Card and new White Card, visit WorkSafe Victoria’s website: http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/your-industry/construction/how-to-comply/induction-training


Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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