Course Title: Residential Site Safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Residential Site Safety

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Provide the participants with the knowledge to apply safety principles on residential work sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC102 Residential Site Safety

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop the following Knowledge & Skills:
• Occupational Health and Safety - Residential. Explain the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its application to residential site safety.
• The knowledge of OH&S Act first aid (emergency) requirements for residential building sites.
• Safety Procedures/Meetings/Committees - Residential. Implement safety procedures on residential sites.
• Fire Safety - Residential. Describe a procedure to implement the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in regard to fire safety on residential sites.
• Site Planning Requirements - Residential. Implement the site planning requirements of the OH&S in regard to residential building sites.
• Work Area Requirements - Residential. Implement the requirements of OH&S for work areas on residential building sites.
• Employer/Employee Responsibility - Residential. Demonstrate a knowledge of the employer/employee responsibilities in respect to OH&S on residential building sites.
• Regulations - Residential. Apply the regulatory requirements of the OH&S Act and Construction Safety
• Act for residential site safety.
• Accident Reporting/Prevention - Residential. Carry out accident reporting and prevention procedure for residential sites.
• Statistics - Residential. Use the statistical analysis of occupational health and safety issues in identifying risks and training personnel on residential building sites.
• Plant and Equipment - Residential. Implement safety requirements for plant and equipment needed on residential sites.
• Relationship with Government Departments and mandatory inspections (Summary of Content)

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Learning outcome test
• Final examination.