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|White Card – Construction Induction Training
||The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Part 6.5, Division 1, Section 317 defines:
1.A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless
a.the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training; and
b.if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously - the worker has carried out construction work in the preceding 2 years.
2.The person conducting the business or undertaking must ensure that -
a.the worker holds a general construction induction training card; or
b.if the worker has applied for but not yet been issued with a general construction induction training card, the worker holds a general construction induction training certification, issued within the preceding 60 days."
| Confined Space
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY (CONFINED SPACES) COMPLIANCE STANDARD 1995
Part 18 of the Regulation references Australian/New Zealand Standard 2865:2001 - Safe Working in a Confined Space.
The Standard provides detailed information on meeting minimum safety requirements for entering and working in a confined space. More specifically, relevant persons who are employers and self-employed persons must comply with the following sections of AS/NZS 2865:2001:
Workers and their supervisors must have the skills and knowledge to understand the hazards associated with working in the confined space, the contents of any confined space entry permit, and the control measures implemented for their protection.
Training should be provided to workers who:
|Asbestos Removal||The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Division 2
A class A licence is for businesses removing any amount of friable asbestos (material that contains asbestos and is in a powder form or that can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry). A class licence holders must ensure the removal of friable asbestos is directly supervised by a nominated supervisor.
Note: since the implementation of the harmonised work health and safety legislation on 1 January 2012, asbestos class B licenses will be issued to persons conducting a business or undertaking and not individual workers.
A class B licence only covers work for the removal of ten square metres (equal to about four standard sheets of plasterboard) or more of non-friable asbestos. The license does not authorise the removal of friable asbestos.
Class B licence holders must ensure that a nominated supervisor is on site or readily available to workers conducting the removal of non-friable asbestos.
Workers carrying out asbestos removal work for a class A or class B asbestos removal licence holder must hold a certificate for the unit of competency for the type of asbestos removal work being carried out.
The following units of competency are available at training.gov.au:
|Supervise Asbestos Removal
||Licensed asbestos removal work must be supervised by a person nominated by the licensed asbestos removalist to WHSQ during the application process. The nominated asbestos removal supervisor must meet the prescribed competency requirements and must be:
|Work Safety at Heights
||Managing the Risks of Falls at Workplaces – Code of Practice 2011
Implementing and maintaining control measures
R. 37 You must ensure that the control measures you implement remain effective. This includes checking that the control measures are fit for purpose; suitable for the nature and duration of the work; are installed and used correctly; provide information, training and instruction to workers, including procedures for emergency and rescue. You should also cover:
Nationally Accredited Training: RIIOHS204A Work Safely at Heights
|Elevated Working Platform
||The EWP, Yellow card is a nationally recognised operator training program.
“The training program also meets the two key objectives of the OH&S Acts Which is To confirm the operators of specific types of EWPs have been trained in the safe use of the work platform; and The supplier, employer and user all have documentary evidence the required “duty of care” has been met or exceeded,”
The yellow card issued by the EWPAA is not a Unit of Competency from a National Training Package.
Nationally Accredited Training: RIIHAN301A – Operate elevating work platform
||The licences that were currently issued by local governments for flammable and combustible liquids were abolished from 1 January 2012.
Person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the risk associated with using, handling, generating or storing a hazardous chemical at the workplace (risks from contaminants, hazardous atmospheres and exposure standards).
Requirements are consistent in terms of Safety Data Sheet (SDS), registers, labelling, training, restricted chemicals and health monitoring.
||All existing Queensland licence holders for dogging, rigging, scaffolding, pressure equipment, cranes, hoists and forklift operation are required to convert to a renewable photographic licence for high risk work (HRW) by 30 June 2013.
High risk work licences are valid for five years unless suspended or cancelled.
NOHSC 7019 (1992) - Operation of Load shifting and Other Specified Equipment provides guidelines which cover the minimum competencies required for safe use and operation of the specified industrial equipment.
All users, trainees and operators of industrial equipment covered by this national standard are required to:
|Earthmoving or particular crane (EPC) (includes backhoes, front end loaders, excavators, rollers, skid steer loaders, dozers, graders and scrapers)
||From 1 January 2012 earthmoving or particular crane (EPC) certificates were no longer required.
From 1 January it is the duty of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to ensure competency of the operator when plant is operated, so far as is reasonably practicable.
However, a person conducting a business or undertaking that includes the use of plant must ensure the safe use and operation of those items, including the competency of operators.
Determining the competency of operators should already be a part of employment screening and daily pre-start procedures. A PCBU should consider the following when assessing plant operators:
||The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Division 2
(2) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that—
(a) an adequate number of workers are trained to administer first aid at the workplace; or
(b) workers have access to an adequate number of other persons who have been trained to administer first aid.