Safety Legislation Unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
( White Card)

This unit offers basic knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. On the Internet you'll find numerous resources regarding Occupational Safety and Health.
The White Card training provides a foundation of knowledge for participants to be able to demonstrate personal awareness of WHS/OHS* legislative requirements, and basic principals of risk management and prevention of injury or illness in the construction industry.

Construction white cards are required by construction workers before they enter any construction site. Workers are required to present their white card to the site supervisor at inductions or prior to entering the construction site.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the basic OHS knowledge required prior to undertaking designated work tasks within any of the sectors within the construction industry. The unit relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work

Areas addressed by the Unit of Competency CPCCOHS1001A include the following elements:
       ►Identify WHS legislative requirements
       ►Identify construction hazards and control measures
       ►Identify WHS communication and reporting processes
       ►Identify WHS incident response procedures

Students who want to visit a building site must have a White Card. The White Card course (CPCCOHS1001A) is Nationally recognised. the course can be done online. There are many providers to offer the online course. The prices for most courses are in the range between $65 and $35. Click here for a $35 course

Table 3 provides you with links to additional resources.

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WorkSafe Western Australia What you can do on our websitey
safe work australia Who we are & what we do
making complainsw about workplace
hazard, accident or incident
report hazards observe in workplace
Workplace health and safety statistics and how they are calculated and used. WorkSafe statistics
Standards Australia General Information
Safety Institute of Australia Journals Journal of Health & Safety
Safety Journal Open Access Journal

Good luck withe your White Card. studies!