Monday, 22 October 2018
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[WorkCover accredited]


The Construction Safety Regulations require that a person must not be allowed or directed to carry out construction work unless they have undergone WHS construction induction training in the following three areas:


1.       A general WHS induction training course;

2.       A work activity WHS induction training course; and

3.       Site specific WHS training.


This course is held every Tuesday and alternate Saturdays.  It is nationally recognised when carried out in a face-to-face training situation over the minimum time frame of 7 hours.  WorkCover Statement of Training certificates are issued on the day of training and WorkCover will mail the plastic white card directly to successful participants.
Training is from 8.30 am to 4 pm at our premises in Campbelltown.  Bookings are essential.




The objective of WHS induction training is to familiarise participants with basic principles of health and safety in the construction industry in order to assist in the prevention of injury and illness at work.  This training is provided in the form of a documented training course approved by WorkCover.


Frequency of Training


Any person re-entering the industry after an absence of two consecutive years or more will require retraining in WHS induction.  At present, WHS induction training provided in accordance with this code of practice is only required to be provided once.  At this time, there is no expiry date on the card issued by WorkCover, however it is appropriate to remain informed on WorkCover’s current requirements at all times.


Course Content


The WHS induction training will include at least the following health and safety topics:


a.   WHS responsibilities at the workplace

b.   Outline of responsibilities of supervisors

c.   Consultation at the workplace

d.   Health and safety information at the workplace

a.    Identifying safety signs

b.    The function of work method statements

c.     Principles of risk management (identification, assessment and control)

d.    Reporting mechanisms for unsafe conditions and accidents/incidents

e.    Role and function of health and safety committees

f.      Emergencies and first aid requirements

g.    Workers’ compensation and injury management

h.    Overview of common industry hazards including the following:

·      manual handling

·      hazardous substances

·      noise

·      operation of plant

·      UV radiation

·      HIV and blood borne infection

·      electrical work

·      working near traffic

·      working at heights

·      hazards associated with drugs and


i.    Personal protective equipment (PPE).



Duration of the Course


Regulations require this course to be a conducted over a minimum of 7 hours not including breaks.


Both public courses and on site training available. 12-20 people per course required for on site groups.


Note:    100 Points of EVIDENCE of IDENTITY (EOI) is required on the day of training


A WorkCover Statement of Training and a Statement of Attainment from Safetalk is provided to each successful participant on completion of the course. WorkCover subsequently mails a card to each individual.

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