Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: OHTH5548C
Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
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Nominal Hours: 6
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.
It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
1. Identify OHS legislative requirements.
1.1. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
2. Identify construction hazards and control measures.
2.1. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.
3.1. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
4. Identify OHS incident response procedures.
4.1. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
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Details of Learning Activities
Code of practice identification.
Hazard cartoon sheet
working at hights
complete the JSA/SWMS
safety signs and tags in colour
CI CARD Program is designed for six ½ hours of delivery for people in the building and construction Industry.
2 x 4 hour sessions or equivalent for new participants eg. Apprentices, VETs etc.
Overhead projector with sound.
Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
Hand out x 8 pages
Codes of Practice from Worksafe. One per student. (To be handed back)
CI card CD with patch.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
• Construction related Codes of Practice
• National Standard for Construction Work (NOHSC:1016-2005)
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.
Assessment - Course in construction (OH&S Induction) assessment tool 1. 21883vic.
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-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
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