Why A White Card Is Essential

Why A White Card Is Essential

What is a White Card card? 

A WHITE CARD is a compulsory requirement for construction workers in Australia. This ultimately means that if you want to work in the Construction industry, you must have one. White Card training’ is the term used to describe general induction for construction training and the term ‘White Card’ is literally the plastic card you get from the Registered Training Organisation once your training is complete. (FYI- this was previously called a green card). The purpose of the training is to make sure your knowledge on construction work is up to date, that you are aware of the Work Health and Safety Laws that apply, common hazards you’re likely to encounter, and how the associated risks can be controlled and reduced. 

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Who needs a White Card?

By law, if you are working on a construction site in Australia, you must undertake general induction training or ‘White Card training’ and have evidence of your attendance from the course before setting foot on a construction site. 

More specifically, people who need a white card include:

  • site managers
  • supervisors,
  • surveyors,
  • labourers and tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

The white card becomes void if you haven’t carried out construction work for two consecutive years or more.

What does the course cover?

In all White Card training programs, students will learn the basic principles of health and safety in the construction industry as well as information about preventing workplace injury and illness, workplace injury management and workers compensation.

  • An explanation of OHS legislative requirements;
  • The identification of construction hazards and control measures;
  • OHS communication and reporting processes; and
  • OHS incident response procedures.

How can I get a White Card?

Contact our office on 02 9896 5881 to speak to our friendly staff who can organise White Card training. Or alternatively visit our Training page or email admin@laborsolutions.com.au


16 November 2017 Posted By : Marcelle 0 Comments
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