The White Card Online Process

White Card Online provides a service that is simple and well organized. We realise how annoying it can be to have to take a day off work to complete a course that will allow you to continue with your work, or begin a new job in construction. This is why we have made the process one that can be done over time at your choice of hours. Not only does the course give clear and easy to follow instructions, the course also gives out-loud reading of all information to avoid any confusion. In addition, the training displays clear visuals and diagrams, to present the information in the easiest to understand manner, without the hassle!

Once the course is successfully completed and you have sent in the required identification material, you will be mailed your card within a quick 2-4 business days so you can get your White Card and get to work in any state!

So start the White Card Brisbane (or whatever city you are in) course today and get the process rolling.

White Card (Construction Induction Card) – Risk Management

Risk management is possibly one of the most important parts of the construction induction card acquiring process. The White Card will ultimately make the workplace a safer place, as everyone knows how to properly manage themselves and their equipment – thus risks are at a minimum. So basically what I’m getting at, is that you don’t want to be responsible for ignoring a risk and injuring yourself or a colleague.

Step 1 – Construction Induction Card teaches how to identify hazards

The construction induction card training course begins with the first step – identifying hazards. Now as interesting as that sounds, it’s mainly to do with recording what persons will be undertaking work that involves higher risk. This can be done on a safe work method statement (looks like the thing below). This may mean that some people will have to undertake extra training, and as skilled as you might think you are with risky construction work, you can never train enough when it comes to safety.

construction induction card

 

Obtain your construction induction card (white card) to learn step 2 – Assessing Risks

The construction induction card training will go on to teach you that it is important to note where harm can occur, the level of harm that can occur and the likelihood of that harm occurring. Make sure to evaluate – probability, consequence and frequency. When these are assessed you also need to see how serious the injuries could be, fatal or not, and everything in between.

Step 3 – Evaluating the risks and taking corrective action

The construction induction card training (white card training) teaches you the necessity to evaluate a situation under it’s current circumstances and then act appropriately. In this sense, there are basically six levels, ranging from just wearing protective gear to elimination and isolation of the problem.

Step 4 – Implement risk control measures

This step is simple, implement the strategy you have come up with to solve the safety issue. But then, this could mean issuing protective gear, or it could be as simple as containing a leak or mechanical issue. It’s not that hard to implement a solution to a risk, what is hard is to do, is cope with an injury that you may have ignored that harmed someone (even you). The construction induction card just makes sure that you know how to avoid all risks.

Step 5 – Review Risk Control

The last step is to simply look back, how good was your risk aversion? was it effective? You may be the Houdini of risk management, but regardless of how good you think you are, you should always make sure that the method you used was foolproof and risk proof, for the safety of others.

Construction Induction Card

So that’s it, remember these steps and make your site a risk free environment. But this is only a brief summary of risk management, when completing the training for the construction white card you will learn all the steps in greater detail.

OH&S Construction Induction Card For Australia – White Card

How Do I get My White Card? – is the question people type in Google, and often ring us about!

Australian States have adopted a national white card qualification that enables workers entry to construction sites. Previously States had different colour cards and different qualifications. Now all States adopt and accept the White Card.

How you get a white card?

That will depend on the state you are living in and the requirements there. There are a few options.

1. Attend face to face training in the area local to you. The costs between $90 to $160 and basically requires you spending the whole day away from your job.

2. Complete the white card course online. Benefits include doing the course conveniently, in your home and your best time. You are able to complete parts of the course day or night. The system knows where your up to each time.

Prices vary considerably.

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If your intention is to work on construction sites, it does not matter what type of work, everyone needs a white card.  Having a white card is proof that you did the course on occupational health and safety and know enough that you don’t hurt others or yourself . Sometimes you might have to obtain a white card to enter construction sites even though you will not work there.

The white card was called a blue card or green card or red card dependant on which Australian State you lived. Sometimes the card was coloured eg  the green card was green. The card is now white and valid for all Australian states and territories. This makes it much easier for those who work in different states. You only require one card instead of 2-3 cards and 2-3 courses.

In Qld, the card is still often referred to as the bule card even though they mean the white card. They are both the same. The green card and red cards are also now white cards or construction white card.

 

Are you a high risk worker? You may need different certificates

Whilst the ordinary White Card may cover you for most construction site jobs, if you are a higher risk worker, you may need more certification. In 2007 the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work was introduced. Basically, the government decided they didn’t want any average Joe operating a crane or heavy machinery.

Are you one of the following? If so you may need to attain certain certificates to complete you’re chosen profession on a construction site, as well as taking “precaution that is reasonable, in the circumstances, to protect health, safety and welfare in the workplace.”

Crane and hoist operator

Forklift operation

Scaffolding work

Rigging work

Dogging Work

Pressure equipment operation

Dredging

Plumbing/Gas Fitting

Road Works

Producing, storing and transporting prescribed waste

So you could jump into an excavator and drive off with it, but not only would that be stealing, it would be high risk work that you are not qualified to perform.

So if you’re a qualified high risk worker, you have a higher responsibility, and while you may need your oh&s construction induction card (White Card) that applies to every state, you may also need certain qualifications for your high risk work.

 

Are the laws and standards in my state the same around Australia?

The short answer to this question, is no; each state has different standards of health and safety, and until the OHS Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practise, and Australian and Industry standards are fully harmonised for the OHS, there may be some variations between states. To ensure that you are aware of these regulations, take a look at each state’s different Acts and Codes of Practice. These documents are long but make sure you take a look at each ones summary to save yourself some time.

It is important to know that while your White Card covers you for all states and territories around Australia, each state has small variations in legislation that you should be aware of, so that you ensure you are properly equipped to work on a site.

So when you’re looking to get your White Card Online, remember that your state will have its own personal touch on its legislation, so whilst it’s a common necessity to wear a hard-hat, some states may require more specific action to be taken.

I Have Lost My Blue Card, How Can I Find My Number?

The Blue card for the construction industry has been replaced with the White Card.

Blue Card

The Blue card is still valid if you hold one and can be used Australia wide just like the White Card. Click here for more info.

However, if you lose your Queensland Blue Card you can’t get a new one, and due to recent changes implemented by Workplace Health & Safety Queensland, we can no longer replace a Blue Card* with a QLD white Card, so you’ll need to complete the new training course (CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry).

From February 2019, training for a QLD white card must be undertaken face to face in Queensland, however, we do offer online training which will result in you being issued with a WA white card, which is also accepted in all states and territories.

You can apply to get a replacement card in some circumstances, which will be a Queensland White Card which is accepted in all States and Territories. If you have previously been issued a White Card (that has been lost, stolen or destroyed) following completion of either CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, or the previous QLD course CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry, we may be able to issue a replacement, click here for more info and to apply for a replacement white card.

White Card

Do I need to replace my blue card?

If you still have a blue card, you do not need to change to a white card unless you are enrolled in a course of training that requires the completion of CPCCWHS1001 as a prerequisite (such as CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos or CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos).

*Replacement white cards can only be issued where a statement of attainment can be provided for either CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, or the previous QLD course CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. The Blue Card was a predecessor to these courses and has never been issued for either of these units.