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This course is a unit of competency required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.
The unit introduces participants to hazard identification skills in building or construction sites, in addition to explaining their rights and responsibilities under OHS regulations.
There is also the option of a refresher course if the participant has left the industry for two years, or if the employer deems it necessary.
Each of the elements below are explained and discussed before participants undertake the assessment:
1. Identify OHS Legislative Requirements:
Identification of OHS legislative requirements relative to own work, duty of care requirements, and responsibilities to comply with safe work practices.
2. Identify Construction Hazards and Control Measures:
Identification of the basic principles of risk management, common construction hazards, and measures for controlling hazards.
3. Identify OHS Communication and Reporting Process:
Identification of OHS communication process, information and documentation, the role of designated OHS personnel, safety signs and symbols, and the procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries.
4. Identify OHS Incident Response Procedures:
Identification of general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, procedures for accessing first aid, requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment, and fire safety equipment.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a nationally recognized unit of competency for the CPCCOHS1001A: Work Safely in the Construction Industry course and a "White Card".
This course provides a pathway to the following:
- Certificate III in OHS
- Certificate IV in OHS
- Diploma in OHS