WHITE CARD TRAINING FOR YES STUDENTS
Twelve YES Centre students completed White Card training at TAFE Port Augusta on September 2.
The training prepares students to work safely in the construction industry.
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.
Skills covered included legislative requirements, duty of care and construction safe work practices; hazard management and personal protective equipment; roles of health and safety personnel and reporting of hazards, incidents and injuries; first aid procedures; safety signs and symbols; and fire safety equipment.
On successful completion of the course, an academic transcript and a White Card were provided to students.