OHS Construction Induction Training
OHS Construction Induction Training also known as the white card course (and formerly known as the 'green card') provides an awareness and understanding of:
- The rights and responsibilities under OHS law
- Common hazards and risks in the construction industry
- Basic risk management principles
- The standard of behaviour expected of workers on construction sites.
It is required for people:
- Carrying out construction work, including site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades persons
- Who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person, and
- Whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.
OHS construction induction training is delivered through Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) accredited by the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) and approved by WorkCover.
Other obligations as defined by WorkCover NSW
In addition to the Construction induction card, employers and principal contractors must also ensure that workers receive:
- Site induction training to provide information and instruction to anyone engaged on a particular construction site with a knowledge of the contractor’s rules and procedures for site safety, emergency management, the supervisory and reporting arrangements and other site-specific issues
- Task specific induction training to provide information and instruction to anyone undertaking a particular construction activity of the risk factors and control measures relating to that task.
Site visitors must obtain permission to enter the site and be escorted by a person with a construction induction card at all times.