The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to
safely use and maintain general construction plant and selected portable power tools
under direct supervision in the construction industry.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry


- Comply with OHS legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice applicable to workplace operations. - Comply with workplace/organisational policies and procedures. - Complete a SWMS for plant and tools selected. - Use correct terminology and communicate effectively when using selected plant and tools. - Safely use a minimum of the following plant in a construction project under direct supervision: - generator - wheelbarrow - materials handling equipment. - Select, safely use and maintain the portable power tools selected from the range statement in a construction project under direct supervision. - Use PPE and safety signage appropriately when working with plant and equipment. - Work safely with others when using plant and power tools. Specific unit assessments are located in the learning and assessment plans within the School.

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