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May 18 2011

Construction Industry Safety Card

Construction Industry Safety Card

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Special Note for Queensland

From 1st July 2009 The CPCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry course replaces the previous 30215QLD – Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) course.

After July 1 2009 all people who complete the new CPCCOHS1001A course will receive a White Card.

Previously issued Blue Cards will still be valid, and accepted at all work places.

Construction Safety Cards

If you are going to work on ANY construction site you will need to obtain a Construction General Induction Competency certificate.
This is a legal requirement and affects Builders, Bricklayers, Electricians etc.

Principal Contractors are NOT allowed to employ anyone on site if they do not hold such a card. Workers can also be fined if found working without them.

These links may give you more information about it:

Recognition of Interstate Construction Safety Cards

The following construction cards are now recognised in Queensland and vice versa:

  • Victorian Foundation for Safety Construction Industry Induction Training Agreement (red card)
  • The new Work Safe Victoria construction induction cards
  • New South Wales WorkCover Construction Induction Certificate for the Construction Industry
  • South Australian white card, and
  • Western Australian construction safety awareness training (CSAT) card.

Persons with the above cards are not required to undertake the general safety induction training for construction work in Queensland. Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Northern Territory do not currently have a regulatory requirement for construction induction training.
Source: Mutual recognition of interstate induction cards

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