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 the following training to be completed:
- CPCCCM1007A Carry out tilt-up work safely, or CPCCCM2011A Carry out tilt up work safely
Anyone involved in tilt-up or precast concrete construction or manufacture must have completed WorkSafe approved course from the construction training package, CPCCCM1007A Carry out tilt-up work safely, or CPCCCM2011A Carry out tilt up work safely.
It is a requirement of the vocational education and training system that those people who undertake tilt up induction training CPCCCM1007A must have firstly completed the general induction unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. If a person completed general construction induction training prior to September 2009, contact the training provider to talk about gap training prior to enrolling on the tilt up course. Those who undertake CPCCCM2011A must have firstly completed CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.
People who have already completed the previous course Contribute to safe tilt up construction do not need to do the new courses.
- CPCCBC4022A Supervise tilt-up work
People who directly supervise tilt-up work or the manufacture of concrete panels must complete the WorkSafe approved course from the construction training package CPCCBC4022A Supervise tilt-up work. If the unit cannot be completed prior to commencing supervising, the supervisor/manager must have done either:
- CPCCCM1007A Carry out tilt-up work safely, or
- CPCCCM2011A Carry out tilt up work safely, or
- Contribute to safe tilt up construction
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