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Importance of General Construction Induction Training

One of the most important aspects of construction site safety is training. Having the best safety controls in place is pointless if workers aren’t aware of the hazards that work in the building industry can present, it’s like going into

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White Card Online Upgrades Online Assessment Process

White Card Online recently upgraded their online assessment procedure for the CPPCCOHS1001A “Work Safely in the construction industry”. The course incorporates 15 short answer questions together with verbal questions to beanswered telephonically. One of Australia’s leading online compliance training Registered

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Construction Induction Card- How Do I Get One?

WorkSafe Red Card, are they still valid? According to WorkSafe the construction industry in Victoria is one of the largest, employing approximately 225,000 workers and growing.  This is an industry that is expanding each year requiring new and inexperienced workers

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Unions warn workers of Coldest Winter

Winter is here Unions have issued a warning to workers, particularly construction workers who work outdoors, of the dangers of working in the cold. Canberra workers should brace themselves for the coldest winters in over 3 decades. One of the

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Crane Collapse on U.S Construction Site Results in Death

An interesting article recently highlighted the need for greater crane safety awareness in construction. According to the report on Usnews.msnbc.msn.com one person’s life was lost in the incident, the post went on to state: One person was killed and another

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White Card Update: Hazmat Incident on Construction Site

A gas leakage incident on a construction site this week has highlighted the need for contingency plans to be developed as part of every work sites safety plan in order to deal with emergencies such as this one. According to

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White Card Update: Asbestos Clean-up Breach

Image Source: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/asbestos-clean-up-breach-fears-at-old-mitsubishi-site/story-e6frea83-1226370401166 The suspected safety breach at the old Mitsubishi site involving asbestos removal has sparked outrage among workers at the site, who fear for their health due to exposure to the harmful substance.  Construction work has commenced at

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White Card Update: The Responsibility of Using Nail Guns on Construction Sites

The reponsibility of using nail guns on a construction site was hammered home (excuse the pun!) recently for one worker, who received a hefty fine for firing a

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White Card Update: Danger of Slips, Trips and Falls – Is Your Workplace Safe?

While accidents can occur in any workplace, construction sites are particular susceptible to slips, trips and falls due to the large number of potential hazards on site. Slip and fall hazards are one of the most commonly identified hazards that

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White Card Update : Caution When Working Alone

A tip truck driver died after being crushed between the cabin of his truck and a tree whilst preparing for the day’s operations.  He was working alone at the time in an isolated area. This is just one of the

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