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Date PostedFebruary 10, 2014

White Card: Construction Induction Training – Work Safely in the Construction Industry

It was recently revealed that the ACT has the highest serious injury rate in Oz. This is one of the reasons why work safety inspectors have begun a 3 week long safety blitz in the state which will target the most common problematic issues on construction sites such as work from heights, signage, fencing, amenities, housekeeping, scaffolding, electrical test and tagging, personal protective equipment (PPE) and white cards.

It is vital that all workers on site are in possession of their White Card whether they are experienced workers or apprentices, employed full time or temporarily, apprentices, trade-persons, supervisors, project managers etc. regardless of which state or territory you work or live in.

During the course, prospective construction workers will learn the basic principles of health and safety in the construction industry. The course covers the following topics:

  • An explanation of OHS legislative requirements;
  • The identification of construction hazards
  • Identifying control measures to deal with hazards;
  • OHS communication and reporting processes and
  • OHS incident response procedures

By completing the nationally recognised online White Card course, you can work on any construction site in any state because the white card is nationally valid and delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.

The information gained through the White Card Course will help you avoid both legal ramifications of working without a White Card and help workers avoid physical harm.

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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