CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

This NSW White Card course is designed to raise awareness of best and safe practices so as to eliminate risks that cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace. If you work, or want to work, in the Construction Industry, you need to complete a WHS White card course. SGS Australia Pty Ltd RTO 2646

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This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires participants 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.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work
  • Identify construction hazards and risk control measures
  • Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Identify incident and emergency response procedures


Upon successful completion of the course requirements, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for:

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Participants will also receive a SafeWork NSW Statement of National WHS General Construction Induction Training as evidence of completing the training until your SafeWork NSW General Construction Induction Card (White Card) arrives. The Statement is valid for 60 days.


Nationally recognised training delivered by SGS Australia Pty Ltd RTO 2646

Access the SGS Participant Handbook for more information.

Participants with a language or literacy difficulty or other special needs should inform our training support staff prior to enrolling to discuss our support services if required.


This course is designed to meet WHS regulatory authority requirements for WHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site. People who need a white card include:

  • Site Managers, Supervisors, Surveyors, Labourers and Tradespeople
  • People who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • Workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones


A participant must be at least 14 years of age to enrol in this course and can provide the trainer at the start of the course with a minimum of 100 points of original evidence of identity documents as stipulated by SafeWork NSW. Click here to view these requirements.

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