Warning on falsified Statements of Attainment for tilt-up construction

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WorkSafe has issued a warning to check Statements of Attainment (SOAs) for tilt-up construction work after being alerted to created copies of the document.

WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted that SOAs were being electronically created.

“We’ve recently been made aware that SOAs are being electronically created for workers who have not undertaken the necessary training to work in the tilt-up construction area,” Mr Munns said.

“It’s vital that anyone involved in tilt-up construction is appropriately trained to work in this high-risk area.

“Our advice to employers or anyone in control of a workplace is to satisfy yourself that anyone you are thinking of employing for tilt-up work has the experience claimed.

“Always sight the original SOA document and verify that the date on the SOA is in the proper format (dd/mm/yyyy),” he said.

“If there is any doubt about the SOA, contact the training provider to verify that the worker has completed the approved course.

“Finally, it’s important to note that the cases of fraud in relation to SOAs for tilt-up construction we have discovered have been referred to WA Police.”

Further information can be obtained by telephoning WorkSafe on 1300 307877 or:

Media contact: Caroline De Vaney 6251 2363 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only)

caroline.devaney@commerce.wa.gov.au

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WorkSafe
Media release
07 Apr 2015

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