This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The target group will be people requiring training to safely work on construction sites.
Also, this unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. 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.
- Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
- Duty of care requirements are identified.
- Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.
- Basic principles of risk management are identified.
- Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
- Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.
- OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
- Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
- Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
- Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
- General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
- Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
- Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
- Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.
By the completion of this course participants should be able to:
- Identify OHS legislative requirements.
- Identify OHS communication and reporting processes
- Identify construction hazards and control measures.
- Identify OHS incident response procedures
Program of Study
The program is delivered over a period of two (2) weeks:
- Two (2) weeks prior to the face to face day the student will be provided with a learner workbook. The student is expected to read and complete the tasks prior to the face to face day. This activity is deemed to be learning only, not assessment.
- 1 day x workshop (7 hours) Face to face training and assessment
- Ongoing communication with the trainer and assessor
- Ongoing student support provided by the trainer and assessor
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Copy of the student’s driver licence/Photo ID
- Complete Pre-course evaluation to ensure you have a level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the course, have a work-life balance so as to undertake self-paced study and have access to internet, email and social media
- Have the Foundation Skills described such as language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance
On successful completion of the enrolment process, students will undergo an induction program including:
- Introduction to Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety training staff
- Confirmation of the course being delivered.
- The training and assessment procedures including method, format and purpose of.
- Qualifications to be issued
- Student handbook provided
- Assessment is competency based
- The student’s performance is assessed on satisfactory completion of the required online test and face-to-face workshops assessment activities
Online and telephone support is available throughout the duration of the course.
Students are encouraged to email all their academic enquiries directly to the trainers or the course coordinator One-on-one support is also available on request.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have professional experience in the OHS/WHS and/or Quality Auditing sectors and would like to arrange a face to face interview with one of our trainers to discuss your RPL possibilities, please contact the Course Coordinator directly at: email@example.com
It is Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety’s policy that the course fee will be all-inclusive.
Students will not be ‘surprised’ by unexpected requirements, fees or expenses.
Full fee – $129.00
How to apply
Enrolment is initiated by you contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and we will despatch to you by suitable means an enrolment form and literature on the course(s) being considered and any other relevant information.