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.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - clarify OHS legislative requirements; - verbally report construction hazards and risks; - ask effective questions; - relay information to others; - discuss OHS issues and information; - 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, and; - discuss the basic principles of risk management.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - 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; - own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices; - role of OHS committees and representatives; - types of common personal protective equipment and fire safety equipment, and; - types of OHS information and documentation.

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