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One (1) Day*

course overview

This course is for those working in the construction industry, it specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work.
Participants are required 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 includes 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.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• WHS legislative requirements
• Construction hazards and safe work practices when working in the construction industry
• Safety signs and symbols
• Hazard identification, risk control and management
• PPE requirements
• Incident and emergency response procedures
• Communication and reporting processes


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Be able to interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Self-Paced Online Learning
Participants will be required to successfully complete pre-course learning and an online multiple-choice assessment. This must be completed prior to attending/undertaking the practical component. The estimated time to complete the online component is approximately 2-4 hours.
Practical Component
Participants will be required to attend SDS or arrange a suitable live video stream to demonstrate the following:
• identify and orally report two construction hazards and explain how the risks could be reduced or removed.
• orally explain basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including types and purpose of fire safety equipment including fire blankets, fire extinguishers, including water, carbon dioxide, powder and foam and 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 health and safety personnel; first aid officers, work health and safety representatives, work health and safety committee members, supervisors.
• correctly fitting to themselves the PPE listed below:
• eye and hearing protection
• hard hat and high visibility retro reflective vest.
Participants will be required to source the necessary PPE to complete the demonstration if arranged through live video streaming. PPE will be provided for those who attend SDS. All other required information will be provided.






Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion of all assessment requirements participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for:
• CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.