Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Course Overview

Duration: 4 hours face to face

Certificate: Valid while working in the construction industry


  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Prerequisites: Minimum age 14 yrs

Cost: $90 per person

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.

Training and assessment are done on behalf of ABC First Aid, RTO 3399

Learning Objectives

The person 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:

orally explain the roles of the following designated health and safety personnel:

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

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:

Review basic procedures for accessing first aid construction hazards, including those relating to:

construction emergencies, including:

construction incidents, including:

Safe work practices that should be followed in construction work, including:

storing and removing waste and debris in designated areas meanings and symbols associated with construction safety signs, symbols and tags, including:

Course Prerequisition

There are no pre-requisites for this CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course. Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing, as the practical nature of the demonstrations and practice may possibly require bending, kneeling and lying on the floor. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.

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