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Unit of competency details

CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Release 1)

Summary

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Supersedes and is equivalent to CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industrySupersedes and is equivalent to CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry. 16/Jan/2019

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Releases:
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Training packages that include this unit

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TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 6.0 
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MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 5.0 
ICT - Information and Communications TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology 5.0-6.0 
CPP - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 7.0-10.3 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 9.5-9.7 
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Qualifications that include this unit

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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  17/Jan/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.

Supersedes and equivalent to CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

The unit of competency was updated to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 4.0.

Application

This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.

It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

The unit covers fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

It applies to workers in the construction industry.

This unit also relates directly to the general construction induction training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe what needs to be done to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify and assess risks.

1.1 Identify, assess and report hazards in the work area to designated personnel.

1.2 Report safety risks in the work area based on identified hazards, to designated personnel.

1.3 Follow safe work practices, duty of care requirements and safe work instructions for controlling risks.

1.4 Contribute to WHS, hazard, accident or incident reports in accordance with workplace procedures, Australian government and state or territory WHS legislation, and relevant information.

2. Identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites.

2.1 Correctly identify and, if appropriate, handle and use hazardous materials on a work site in accordance with legislative requirements, and workplace policies and procedures.

2.2 Apply measures for controlling risks and construction hazards effectively and immediately.

2.3 Use appropriate signs and symbols to secure hazardous materials that have safety implications for self and other workers, immediately they are identified.

2.4 Identify asbestos-containing materials on a work site and report to designated personnel.

3. Plan and prepare for safe work practices.

3.1 Identify, wear, correctly fit, use and store correct personal protective equipment and clothing for each area of construction work in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2 Select tools, equipment and materials, and organise tasks in conjunction with other personnel on site and in accordance with workplace procedures.

3.3 Determine required barricades and signage, and erect at the appropriate site location.

3.4 Apply material safety data sheets (MSDSs), job safety analyses (JSAs) and safe work method statements (SWMSs) relevant to the work to be performed.

4. Apply safe work practices.

4.1 Carry out tasks in a manner that is safe for operators, other personnel and the general community, in accordance with legislative requirements, and workplace policies and procedures.

4.2 Use plant and equipment guards in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, work site regulations and Australian Standards.

4.3 Follow procedures and report hazards, incidents and injuries to relevant authorities.

4.4 Recognise and do not use prohibited tools and equipment in areas containing identified asbestos.

4.5 Identify and follow requirements of work site safety signs and symbols.

4.6 Clear and maintain work site area to prevent and protect self and others from incidents and accidents, and to meet environmental requirements.

5. Follow emergency procedures.

5.1 Identify designated personnel in the event of an emergency for communication purposes.

5.2 Follow safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and other emergencies, including identification and use, if appropriate, of fire equipment within scope of own responsibilities.

5.3 Describe, practice and effectively carry out emergency response and evacuation procedures when required.

5.4 Carry out emergency first aid treatment of minor injuries and, as soon as possible, accurately report treatment details to designated personnel.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Links

Companion volumes to this training package are available at the VETNet website - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.

Supersedes and equivalent to CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

The unit of competency was updated to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 4.0.

Performance Evidence

To demonstrate competency in this unit, a person must apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures on three separate and different occasions in the construction industry.

In doing this, the person must meet the performance criteria for this unit.

Knowledge Evidence

To be competent in this unit, a person must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • jurisdictional work health and safety (WHS) and environmental legislation and regulations
  • workplace requirements for undertaking all aspects of applying WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry including interpreting work orders and reporting problems
  • procedures and policies for identifying and reporting hazards, safety risks and hazardous materials, including asbestos, in the workplace
  • procedures for following safe practices when dealing with hazards and hazardous materials, and controlling risks associated with them
  • use of appropriate protective equipment and clothing, choice of tools, use of barricades and signage, and the necessity of following relevant safety procedures as indicated
  • methods of safely performing tasks in accordance with legislative requirements and workplace policies and procedures
  • procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
  • necessity for keeping work site clear of risks to prevent accidents and to meet environmental requirements
  • policies and procedures to be followed in an accident, fire or other type of emergency.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy the requirements for assessors contained in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Assessment of performance must be undertaken in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment. Tasks are to be performed to the level of proficiency and within the time limits expected in a workplace.

Assessors are responsible for ensuring that the person demonstrating competency has access to:

  • appropriate documents, materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • requirements of appropriate sections of legislation and regulations
  • relevant workplace policies and procedures.

Links

Companion volumes to this training package are available at the VETNet website - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad