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The requirements for construction induction training apply to construction work. The definition of construction work under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 is very broad and picks up a wide range of activities.
Construction work is defined in regulations [Reg 289] as meaning:
any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.
Without limiting the above meaning, construction work also includes the following -
Some situations will require the person conducting the business or undertaking or person in control of the workplace to exercise judgement in deciding who needs to undertake the construction induction training. Where some judgement is needed to decide whether training should be undertaken it is appropriate to consider the risk factors in making a judgement including:
WHS regulations recognise nationally accredited construction induction training conducted in other States and Territories. This means that workers coming from those States do not need to complete the WA course to be able to work in construction in WA, provided they can show evidence that they completed the induction training in their home State.