Almost daily we are confronted with frightening work health and safety figures which show that thousands of workers are being injured on construction sites annually. In fact the construction industry is one of the top 4 most high risk industries in Australia. Despite injury rates declining over the last few years, it is important that we continue to prioritise safety so that we can see these numbers fall even further.
Injuries sustained by construction workers are often severe and can cost the worker, employer, the state and national economy millions. Even more costly than the financial loss is the loss of life, pain and suffering sustained by workers and their families.
One of the ways the government is attempting to address high workplace injury and fatality numbers is by mandating general construction induction training.
Workplace injuries have begun to affect our insurance premiums because of the high number of claims being submitted from the construction industry.
In an industry as high risk as construction can be, training shouldn’t just be about federal requirements but needs to be practically applied every day on the work site.
While employers must ensure adequate supervision of workers and regular assessment of safety controls, training plays a crucial part in keeping workers safe on site.
As a building is only as strong as its foundations, so too workers safety knowledge needs a strong foundation, so choosing a high quality White Card course is important. The online white card course offered by us ensures workers have the right foundation for safety. It’s up to the employer to expand on these foundations by providing necessary site specific and job specific training.
The online White Card training provides workers with a general understanding of construction safety. It also teaches them the controls and best practice methods for workers in this field to address hazards on the work site.
Construction can be challenging and dynamic, with the site changing on a daily basis. With these changes comes different hazards and risks to workers safety. A worker who hasn’t been trained on general construction safety, presents a risk to themselves and to the worksite in general.
The White Card issued by us is nationally recognised so if you live and work in WA you can complete the course online with us. Also once you have obtained your white card through us, you can continue to work in WA or move elsewhere in the country, the accreditation is nationally accepted.
In-person training somewhere in your area will not only cost you more financially to register and travel to and from each day, but it will also cost more in time. You will have to fork out additional money for travel and if you live in a regional area this could be inconvenient and expensive.
With the online White Card offered by us, you can be assured you’re getting the same top quality general construction induction training as your counterparts around Australia and all you need to do is log on from the comfort of your home.