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CPCCOHS1001A: Work Safely in the
Construction Industry


This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry. Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

Application Of Unit

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the basic OHS knowledge required prior to undertaking designated work tasks within any of the sectors within the construction industry. The unit relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2006).

What the course will cover

Identify OHS legislative requirements.
  1. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
  2. Duty of care requirements are identified.
  3. Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.
Identify construction hazards and control measures.
  1. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
  2. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
  3. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.
Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.
  1. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
  2. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
  3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
  4. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
Identify OHS incident response procedures.
  1. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
  2. Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
  3. Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
  4. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.

Skills and Knowledge

Click to Learn Skills you will gain from completing this course
  • communication skills to:
    • clarify OHS legislative requirements
    • verbally report construction hazards and risks
    • ask effective questions
    • relay information to others
    • discuss OHS issues and information
  • comprehension skills to:
  • explain the basic OHS legislative requirements which will be applicable to own work
  • explain the meaning of safety signs and symbols
  • identify common construction hazards
  • discuss the basic principles of risk management.
Click to Learn Knowledge you will gain from completing this course
  • applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory OHS legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and industry standards/guidance notes relevant to own work, role and responsibilities
  • basic principles of risk management and assessment for construction work
  • common construction hazards
  • common construction safety signage and its meanings
  • general construction emergency response and evacuation procedures
  • general construction work activities that require licenses, tickets or certificates of competency
  • general first aid response requirements
  • general procedures for raising OHS issues
  • general procedures for reporting OHS hazards, accidents, incidents, emergencies, injuries, near misses and dangerous occurrences
  • general procedures for responding to hazards, incidents and injuries
  • general workers’ compensation and injury management requirements
  • OHS hierarchy of controls
  • OHS responsibilities and rights of duty holders, including:
    • persons in control of construction work/projects
    • employers and self-employed persons
    • supervisors
    • employees
    • designers
    • inspectors
    • manufacturers and suppliers
  • own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices relating to:
    • housekeeping
    • identification of hazards
    • preventing bullying or harassment
    • smoking
    • use of amenities
    • use of drugs and alcohol
  • role of OHS committees and representatives
  • types of common personal protective equipment and fire safety equipment
  • types of OHS information and documentation.


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03:34 07 Jul 17
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05:54 25 Aug 17
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05:59 15 Sep 17
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Drew Simmons
Drew Simmons
03:06 25 Sep 17
Great learning tool. Audio was great and being able to stop and start course was perfect as well.
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