Having your white card is mandatory for all those working in trades or other occupations that mean they are entering construction or building sites.
While there are a couple of training courses that we believe everyone working in trades should have, there is only one that is truly mandatory to hold in NSW if you intend on entering a building or construction site.
Undertaking white card training can be done once a person turns 14 years old - meaning that school students can obtain their general induction ticket before starting an apprenticeship or part-time job.
Height Safety Engineers is running two CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry courses at our Sydney training centre during the term 3 school holidays. These classes allow those students with an interest in taking up a trade or building-related career to get a head-start while not having to give up a weekend or miss out on a day of school.
When and where are the school holiday white card courses?
HSE Sydney are running two sessions during the September/October school holidays in NSW.
If you prefer, you can enrol with us by phone. Call 1300 884 978 to speak to our team. Again, for those under 18 we recommend getting a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult to do this for you so we can ensure everything is A-OK.
What do I get at the end of course?
At the end of the course, there is an assessment process that needs to be successfully completed.
Course participants that successfully complete the assessment will receive a statement of attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
Successful participants will also receive a temporary white card issued on behalf of Safe Work NSW. This is valid for use on NSW work sites while the NSW Government sends out your final card. This will arrive in the post after a few weeks.
Anything else I should know?
Completing your white card is just the start of your safety journey. Working on a building or construction site brings with it a range of risks that need to be identified and mitigated.
We believe that one of the most important ways to avoid injuring yourself at work is to have the skills to not just complete tasks safely, but really have an appreciation and understanding of where risks are and how they can be avoided.
To that end, we strongly advise every person looking to take up a trade complete a base level training, including: