CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry (NSW White card)

CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry (NSW White card) 

This qualification 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 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


1day classroom training and assessment

Prior to starting work, it is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted.

Course content

Basic roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are identified and explained according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements.

Duty of care requirements are identified.

Construction safe work practices are identified and explained.

Basic principles of risk management are identified.

Construction hazards are identified and discussed.

Purpose and use of PPE are identified and demonstrated.

Measures for controlling hazards are identified.

Health and safety documents are identified and discussed.

Roles of designated health and safety personnel are identified and explained.

Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.

Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.

Procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.

Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.

There are no prerequisite units. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills to be able to comprehend written learning and assessment material.


The assessment of performance evidence must be done by direct observation of the learner by an assessor, either by an assessor observing the learner physically and/or by an assessor observing the learner via audio and visual media in real time.

The person must also demonstrate correctly fitting to themselves the PPE listed below:

  • eye protection
  • hearing protection
  • hard hat
  • high visibility retro reflective vest.

CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry NSW White card


Southern Cross
First Aid Skills Training

ABN 93472200700

Tweed Heads
Training Centre

Ground Floor, 139 Munjungbal Drv, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486

Courses offered every
Friday - Saturday -
Sunday - Monday

Starting at 9am NSW time or
Any day onsite at a workplace
Phone or email to book
0427 242 384
Enrolment and course fee payment may be made on the day by credit card or cash

Contact Us:
0466 015 373
(During Business Hours)
0427 242 384
(Outside Business Hours)

Email: scfatraining@gmail.com

Southern Cross First Aid Skills Training, PO Box 834,
Banora Point, NSW 2486

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