NSW White Card in Nowra
(CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)
A white card (or general construction induction card) is a mandatory requirement for workers who are employed in the construction sector across all states and territories in Australia. It is a hazardous and high-risk industry where everyday new risks are presented as the project moves from inception to completion.
This unit is designed to meet legislative requirements set by the WHS regulatory and is compulsory before accessing and working on building and construction work sites. The target group will be people requiring training to safely work on construction sites across all states and territories. It is imperative for anyone who works in the construction sector to ensure they have the correct training, which is a requirement under Australian OHS law.
White card training needs to be done in person with a registered training organisation and not online. Many training companies offer online courses but there are a numbers of reasons why you might find yourself off site after completion of an online course rather than onsite.
- Online white card training is not recognised by the workplace health and safety regulatory bodies. Authorities like ASQA are not supportive of white card training that’s been done online.
- Online white card training in NSW is banned.
- A trainer must verify your photo ID on the day of training, which can’t be done online. This is a requirement by SafeWork Australia.
- While full support might be promised for online training nothing comes close to one on one training with an industry expert who can answer any question and give real-life in real-time scenarios of what can go wrong once your onsite and ready to start work.
- Training can be done onsite as well.
- No two sites are the same in construction. What might be safe on one site will not be safe on another especially in the civil construction sector.
- Face to face training provides up to date occupational health and safety information that covers civil and commercial construction alongside residential construction and explains the differences between the two.
- Face to face training course have been developed by specialist teachers in conjunction with employers, industry representatives and unions to ensure that all aspects of health and safety are covered by the course. In other words, you know what is being taught is industry standard for working on sites across Australia.
- A face-to-face trainer can provide language, literacy and numeracy (LL&N) support for anyone that needs it. This provides competency and support while training is being undertaken.
- Online training does not give you the skills to be inclusive while learning, which includes listening to others, treating others with respect and understanding racist, sexist, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes.
$150 now $130 (includes Free $30 SafeWork NSW ID)
NSW White Card Information
It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment ( PPE ) used for construction work.
This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:
Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;
Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and
Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.
It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements. Contact the experts at ATL safety with any questions about obtaining your NSW White Card.
This unit is designed to meet legislative requirements set by the WHS regulatory and is compulsory before accessing and working on building and construction work sites. The target group will be people requiring training to safely work on construction sites across all states and territories.