Information on safety and health issues in construction
On 1 January 2009, changes to occupational safety and health regulations will come into effect that allow the testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment and portable RCD’s on construction and demolition sites to be undertaken by a competent person or a licensed electrician.
For detailed information:
- ‘Guide to testing and tagging portable electrical equipment and residual current devices at workplaces’.
- Training providers for competency based training in testing and tagging
- general information on electricity to EnergySafety website
Learn more about the National Standard for Construction Work
- Learn more about the construction induction training.
- Have you lost or damaged your Construction Induction Training Card.
- Construction induction training database system.
The OHSE SubbyPack is designed for use as a toolkit across states and territories to help develop and review occupational safety and health management systems. Click here for a pdf copy of OHSE SubbyPack. The forms located in Section Two of the OHSE SubbyPack are available in Word format version.
The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations require that workers involved in tilt-up or precast concrete construction or manufacture must have completed a WorkSafe approved course: Contribute to safe tilt-up construction, or CPCCCM1007A Carry out tilt-up work safely, or CPCCCM2011A Carry out tilt up work safely, or CPCCCM1016A Identify requriements for safe tilt-up work.
CPCCBC4022A Supervise tilt-up work
The regulation requires that people who directly supervise tilt-up work or the manufacture of concrete panels must complete the WorkSafe approved course CPCCBC4022A Supervise tilt-up work. If the unit cannot be completed prior to commencing supervising tilt-up work, the supervisor/manager must have done either:
- Contribute to safe tilt up construction
- CPCCCM1007A Carry out tilt-up work safely, or
- CPCCCM2011A Carry out tilt up work safely, or
- CPCCCM1016A Identify requriements for safe tilt-up work
and must undertake the supervisory unit as soon as is practical after commencement.
To find a registered training organisation go to training.gov.au and type the unit number into the search facility.
Please note that WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted a number of companies for not ensuring that people working in tilt-up have completed the approved courses.
National code of practice
The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction has replaced the WA code to ensure consistency with other States.
The National code incorporates the national construction standard and the national licensing standard, which have both been adopted in WA, so OSH regulations relating to tilt-up will not need to change. The National code also provides practical advice about the safe design, manufacture, transport, cranage, storage, erection and stabilisation of concrete panel walls and other precast concrete elements.
This section contains publications that relate to the industry including Safety and Health Alerts, Guides, Information Kits, Codes of practice and guidance notes.
- More information
This section is broken into specific topics and general information.
- Contact details
This section details all WorkSafe contact information including email addresses and phone numbers.
Please Note: For people new in the industry, a general overview of hazards in the industry can be found on SmartMove