Importance Of The White Card Course For Construction Workers
Every person involved in construction must complete construction induction training as part of national work health and safety laws.
The White Card is the induction course for construction workers in Australia and now it’s possible to complete this training without even leaving the comfort of your home.
Whether you live in NSW, Queensland or another state, in a city or regional area, you can complete the online white card course and receive your accreditation in the mail, through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
As a leading RTO we have helped people around the country get their white card without any hassle and we can do the same for you.
Our friendly call centre operators based in Brisbane are available to provide more information or assistance when you register or during the course. Call or email them, they happy to help and are available during regular business hours.
Before beginning work in the construction industry, make sure you have your valid white card on hand. The white card is a little card about the size of a credit card that identifies that you have completed the nationally accredited competency unit – “Work Safely in the Construction Industry”, known as The White Card course.
People who love working in outdoor environments, and don’t want to be stuck behind a desk all day, flourish in construction. People that love a challenging and ever-changing work setting also do well in construction because it is so dynamic and fast paced.
Currently in Australia, construction workers are in high demand with a skills shortage looming, o now is the perfect to make the move to this sector. Wages amongst construction workers are amongst the highest in the country.
While there are many rewards, there are also many challenges and risks. The construction industry is amongst the top 5 most high risk industries in the country, according to Safe Work Australia statistics.
To address these risks the federal government has mandated construction safety training known as The White Card.
Amendments to Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS) came into effect in 2012 and made it mandatory for people involved in construction to have a white card, regardless of where they work.
Employers also have a duty of care under the law to provide their employees with a safe working environment and system of work. They also must ensure workers and subcontractors have received the necessary instruction, supervision and training for the job.
There are 2 ways you can choose to complete this general safety training, in person at a traditional training institution or via the online course offered by us an a few other RTOs.
whitecardonlineexpress.com.au online training is the preferred course amongst the industry because it’s an affordable, high quality option. The convenience and excellent customer service offered is also a major benefit.