Course Overview

QUALIFCATION CODE AND NAME

CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

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DURATION

Up to 8 hours of pre-course reading and Assessment (Self-directed learning), plus 8 hours face to face training in a classroom environment.

FEE
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DELIVERY MODE

Face to Face in training centres, campus or in workplace with Self-paced reading

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others.

Course Content:

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order 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.

Performance Criteria:

1.       Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.

1.1  Basic roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are identified and explained according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements.

1.2  Duty of care requirements are identified.

1.3  Construction safe practices are identified and explained.

 

2      Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.

2.1  Basic principles of risk management are identified.

2.2  Constriction hazards are identified and discussed.

2.3  Purpose and use of PPE are identified and demonstrated.

2.4  Measures of controlling hazards are identified.

3      Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.

3.1  Health and safety documents are identified and discussed.

3.2  Roles of designated health and safety personnel are identified and explained.

3.3  Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.

3.4  Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.

4      Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

4.1  Procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.

4.2  Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.

4.3  Types and purpose of fire safety equipment are identified and discussed.

 

During the assessment process, the Student will be required to show evidence of the ability to satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills, and range of conditions of this unit, in addition to the specific performance and knowledge evidence described below.

The student must:

  • identify and orally report two construction hazards
  • orally explain how risk could be reduced or removed in relation to those two hazards
  • select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to control the risk
  • orally explain basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including types and purpose of the following fire safety equipment:
  • fire blankets
  • fire extinguishers, including water, carbon dioxide, powder and foam
  • hose reels and mains
  • identify and orally explain the meaning of required safety signs and symbols
  • orally explain the purpose of job safety analyses (JSAs), safe work method statements (SWMS) and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • orally explain the roles of the following designated health and safety personnel:
  • first aid officers
  • work health and safety representatives
  • work health and safety committee members

The student  must also demonstrate correctly fitting to themselves the PPE listed below:

eye protection

hearing protection

hard hat

high visibility retro reflective vest.

 

The student will also be trained and assessed on the following:

Knowledge Evidence

A person must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • basic duty of care, and the roles, rights and responsibilities of business owners and workers in relation to working safely while undertaking construction work
  • basic meaning of the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • basic principles of risk management, including the following five steps in order:
    • identify hazard
    • assess risk
    • consult and report
    • control hazard
    • review
  • basic procedures for accessing first aid
  • construction hazards, including those relating to:
    • asbestos
    • confined spaces
    • electrical: power lines, cords and equipment
    • excavations and trenches, including underground services
    • dust
    • falling objects
    • hazardous substances and dangerous goods
    • hot and cold work environments
    • manual handling
    • noise
    • plant and equipment operation
    • traffic and mobile plant
    • unplanned collapse
    • ultraviolet radiation
    • working at heights, including scaffolding
  • construction work that requires a high risk work licence
  • types, purpose and use of PPE used in construction, as specified in the performance evidence, and including safety footwear, harnesses and respiratory protection, and ultraviolet (UV) protective clothing and sunscreen
  • construction emergencies, including:
    • chemical spill
    • fire
    • injury to personnel
    • structural collapse
    • toxic or flammable vapour emission
    • vehicle or mobile plant accident
  • construction incidents, including:
    • incidents resulting in personal injury or damage to property
    • near misses or dangerous occurrences that do not cause injury but may pose an immediate and significant risk to persons or property, and need to be reported so that action can be taken to prevent recurrence
  • safe work practices that should be followed in construction work, including:
    • accessing and using site amenities for drinking water, hand washing and toilets
    • following safety procedures when performing work tasks and using equipment
    • identifying and reporting hazards, incidents and injuries in the workplace
    • keeping the work area clean, tidy and free from debris
    • not using or being affected by drugs and/or alcohol while at work
    • preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace
    • selecting and using required PPE
    • smoking only in designated areas
    • storing and removing waste and debris in designated areas
  • meanings and symbols associated with construction safety signs, symbols and tags, including:
    • emergency information signs: exits, emergency equipment and first aid
    • fire signs: location of fire alarms and firefighting equipment
    • hazard signs and symbols: danger and warnings
    • regulatory signs and symbols: prohibition, mandatory and limitation or restriction
    • safety and lockout tags: danger and out-of-service tags.

 

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order 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.

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.

This course is aimed at clients who wish to develop the mandatory work health and safety knowledge and skills required to work on a construction site in Australia. The course is suitable for those who require this unit to satisfy employment requirements. Clients may also undertake the course to access further study opportunities. It is anticipated applicants will not possess experience of applying the knowledge and skills in the contexts outlined in the unit of competency.

There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

However, Community Education of Australia (CEA) has got its own admission requirements:

  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement and must have good command of English language.
  • Students will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier number prior to the commencement of the course (usi.gov.au to register).
  • Students will be required to show a photo id on the day of course commencement.
  • Students MUST complete pre-course reading (Self-directed learning), provided at the time of enrolment prior to attendance of the classroom phase of the course. (This is a mandatory requirement).

Students are required to wear comfortable and loose fitting attire including; enclosed flat shoes, slacks and loose fitting shirt/t-shirt for both males and females.

The unit covered provide credits toward a number of Certificate II or III qualifications in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Assessment of this unit incorporates a combination of theory and practical assessment tasks through group discussions, role plays and self-paced reading to ensure practice the most out of it. Practical assessment is conducted by participating in a simulated environment.

If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:

  • Practical assessment Tasks:
  • Theory Tasks (Written questions)

Theory Tasks (Written questions): The student will answer a series of written question i.e. multiple choice questions and descriptive questions. and will demonstrate the knowledge for the unit of competency.

Practical assessment: The student will participate in role play and demonstrate skills and knowledge as per instructions provide in the assessment tasks.  The student will also submit the required documents as a part of practical tasks according to instructions.