White Card Course - Student Handbook

Your Introduction to CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry                     (White Card Course)

Welcome to the first step in your construction induction training with TSM Training Solutions - our student handbook introducing you to the key information of the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course)
The handbook will cover the following areas:
- Work Health and Safety responsibilities
- Identifying and managing hazards and risks of construction work
- Responding to accidents and incidents
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) training is all about demonstrating the knowledge you’ll learn from this handbook, so feel free to take notes or refer back to this learner guide at any time during the course.

WHS Requirements 
This first section covers the laws and guidelines of work safety in Australia, exploring how Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice/Compliance Codes and Australian Standards will impact your responsibilities at work.
This section also explains the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work, including the requirements for general, site and task-specific induction training.
Take note that construction induction training applies to everybody in the workplace, covering a wide variety of occupations and roles.

Duty of Care 
The next section explores the legal responsibilities of everybody in the workplace to comply with safe work practices, identify hazards and manage risk at all times.

Safe Work Practices 
These are the actions taken to minimise harm to yourself and others in the workplace. Here you will learn about essential responsibilities such as storing materials safely, providing access to site amenities and following rules and regulations.
You can learn more about safe work practices for your state by checking out online resources like https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

Hazard Identification and Control 
This section opens with a brief overview of the basic risk management process as well as the steps you should take to identify hazards during construction work.
A handy table provides the names and descriptions of common hazards such as confined spaces with risk of suffocation.
Risk management tables are also included to teach you how to assess the consequence and likelihood of potential hazards, while a table covering the Hierarchy of Hazard Control teaches you about possible responses to these hazards.
You can always refer back to these tables during your CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) training to help work through example cases.

Personal Protective Equipment 
A list of common PPE is included to help you become familiar with potentially mandatory clothing and equipment for the workplace.

Review Effectiveness of Controls 
This section offers questions you might ask yourself when evaluating the hazard controls of your workplace, as well as the correct response when you believe risk is at an unacceptable level. Keep in mind that identifying risk and responding appropriately are both essential to the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course)
Further information about safe work practices can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au 

WHS Documents 
Here you’ll find short descriptions of the various documents you’ll use to review, report and assess hazards, risks, incidents and accidents in the workplace.
Take note of the purpose of each document and how they should be filled out and submitted.

WHS Personnel 
This short section of your CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) learner guide offers a brief description of the supervisors, WHS representatives, WHS committees and first aid officers you can talk to about work safety issues.

Common Workplace Signage 
An important aspect of your CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) training is being able to identify common signage used for work safety in Australia.
This section provides images and descriptions of workplace signage, with explanations of the symbols, writing and colours each type of sign uses to convey a specific instruction.

Workplace Emergencies 
Refer to this section of the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) learner guide for information on various types of construction site emergencies and the correct procedure for response.
You’ll also find examples of workplace incidents that must always be reported, including collapses, damages and uncontrolled hazards.

First Aid Response 
This section covers the correct way to respond to first aid situations, including how those without first aid training should act in an emergency.
Take note of the correct procedure for calling 000, as well as the details you should provide to ensure the quickest and most effective response.

Fire Safety Equipment 
Refer to this section for information about the common causes of construction work fires and a table of pictures and descriptions covering common fire safety equipment.
There is also a table demonstrating the suitability of various extinguishers and equipment relative to the type of fire you may be facing. You can refer back to this table when assessing the correct response to a fire in the workplace.

Appendixes 
The appendix of your CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) learner guide includes templates and instructions for the following forms:
- Safe Work Method Statement
- Risk Analysis Matrix
- Personnel & Senior Management Sign off
- Workplace Incident Record
Feel free to study these forms and practice filling them out as needed.

Your Personal Study Guide 
The information provided in this learner guide by TSM Training Solutions is suited to CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Course) and construction courses Australia-wide, so focus on retaining this valuable information and you’ll pass these courses without an issue!

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