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Date PostedAugust 15, 2013

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 a battle unarmed because the hazards presented by construction work can be overwhelming to the untrained.

There are 2 main types of training that are mandatory for all workers in the building industry and they complement each other. The first form of training is The White Card course which is a comprehensive and informative course covering the most common hazards that work in the construction sector presents. The second is site specific and relates only to the hazards present on the specific work site.

The White Card Course is important because it is the foundation that workers in the construction industry need before they even begin work on any site regardless of the hazards it presents.

Now the White Card Course is national which means that once workers complete the course, they can work on any construction site anywhere in Oz. It also means that safety controls are more universal and that workers have a common and unified idea of how to control hazards on the building site. So it’s not only good for workers, it’s good for employers and for the construction industry in general.

For more information on the White Card Course or how you can complete it online, visit our homepage today.

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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