Construction industry White Card training is essential for anyone who regularly enters a building site in NSW, but have you ever wondered why you actually need the training? This blog unpacks the 6 essential safety skills you’ll learn during the course to stay safe while at work.
REMEMBER: the skills you learn during the training are an introduction only and once you start working in the industry, you’ll receive hands-on training specific to your actual job role and job site requirements.
Construction is a high-risk industry and to safely carry out your work you need to understand the different hazards you’ll encounter on a daily basis.
Your course instructor is a qualified trainer and has extensive experience working on construction sites. He or she will teach you how to recognise the hazards associated with:
Part of your assessment will be to identify a range of onsite hazards and then explain how the risk could be eliminated or removed. A skill you can use from the moment you start working.
The White Card training course also deals with a range of emergency situations and provides preliminary response training. These include:
No off-site training could ever hope to replicate an actual emergency, but your White Card course will complement the emergency response training you will receive when you start working.
When working on a construction site you are required by law to report hazards, injuries, incidents, and near misses. A near miss is a dangerous incident that narrowly avoides serious injury or property damage.
White Card training teaches you the different ways to report incidents and hazards as well as the appropriate managers, supervisors and WHS personnel who will process the report.
You definitely won’t graduate as a fire fighter from your White Card course, but you will know how to identify and correctly use a range of standard fire-fighting equipment. This includes:
Construction workers, including site managers, surveyors and labourers need to wear and use protective equipment and clothing.
Your White Card course will introduce you to the footwear, UV protection, eyewear, harnesses, respiratory protection, and other PPE common to NSW construction sites. You’ll also have the chance to wear and practice correctly using:
Finally, the course will teach you how to read and follow construction industry documents and signage. This might seem like overkill, but your life will often depend on your ability to identify and immediately respond to:
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