Work Safely in the Construction Industry



This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.


This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:

Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;

Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.


Units of Competency

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work safely in the construction industry.


Topics Covered

Identify WHS legislative requirements

Identify construction hazards and control measures.

Identify WHS communication and reporting processes

Identify safety signs and symbols

Identify WHS incident response procedures

Identify Personal Protective Equipment

Identify fire safety equipment

Course Duration

1 Day



This is an Entry Level Course. There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course. A reasonable understanding of English


Delivery Mode

Face to Face


Recognition of Prior Learning

There are no Recognition of Prior Learning or Exemptions from this course.

Main Information


1 Day




Delivery mode

Face-to-face (Only available in NSW)


Recognition of prior learning





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