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MPT1 (MC)

OH&S General Induction (Greencard)

 

From 1st April 1999 the WorkCover OH&S General Building and Construction Industry Induction programme is required to be conducted over a period ranging from five hours (for new entrants in the industry), up to a full day (for those with language or learning difficulties).

Participants will also be required to undertake a written or oral assessment to ensure they understand all aspects of the Industry Induction. Failure to successfully complete the assessment will require the individual to attend further programmes until a successful assessment is achieved to the satisfaction of the trainer

EXTRACTS FROM THE REGULATION

OH&S Induction Training Obligation

Principal Contractors must ensure that all people carrying out construction work at their construction site have received OH&S Induction training. Employers must provide all employees carrying out construction work who are under their direct control with OH&S Induction training.

Self employed people must not carry our construction work unless they have undertaken OH&S Induction training.

The three areas of OH&S Induction training

• General OH&S Induction training for all construction work
• Work Activity OH&S Induction training for new construction work activity
• Site specific OH&S Induction training for work on a new construction site

Penalties - as outlined in Construction Safety Regulations are:

100 penalty units in the case of a corporation
50 penalty units in the case of an individual in the capacity other than an employees
50 penalty units in the case of an individual in capacity as an employer.
(NB one (1) penalty unit = $100.00)

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MPT2 (C)

OH&S Safety Committee

 

Protect yourself and your fellow workers… learn how to work effectively on a Health and Safety Committee in this intensive, industry based course.

The four day course has been designed for workers and supervisors on OH&S Committees, covering:

• Who is responsible for workplace safety
• The functions and powers of the OH&S Committee
• Identifying hazards
• Assessing and controlling risks
• Implementing workplace health and safety
• The role of the committee on a construction site
• Investigating accidents and OH&S information
• Workplace inspections - Stages 1 and 2
• How to make your committee meetings effective
• Decision making processes
• Practical exercise in preparing for and conducting a committee meeting.

A WorkCover accredited certificate is issued on successful completion of the course.

MORE OH&S TRAINING available from Comet -

• OH&S Induction • OH&S Code of Practice
• Advanced Committee Training • Advanced OH&S Supervisor

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MPT3 (C)

Dogging

 

Are you working in the Building and Construction Industry? Would you like to get certification to work as a Dogger?

Doggers are employed in the Building and Construction, Mining, Manufacturing, and Entertainment industries.
A Dogging ticket is required before you can begin training as a Rigger. This course covers all the basic dogging operations.

This course provides "hands on" training in all basic rigger skills, including:

• How to estimate the mass of loads
• Calculate safe working loads for lifting appliances
• Placing loads or objects into place

There is no formal education standard required but you must be working in the industry. You will receive a statement of Attainment at the end of this course.

To do this course you will need to bring:

Your work boots
Your hard hat

Assessment cost included in course fees.

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MPT4 (C)

Rigging (Basic)

 

Increase your employment options by qualifying for one of WorkCover's Rigging tickets.
Three courses are available to employees in the Building and Construction Industry to develop skills in Rigging

• Basic Rigging
• Intermediate Rigging
• Advanced Rigging

Comet's Basic Rigging course covers all the basic rigging operations for people wanting to work as a Rigger (basic) in the Building and Construction Industry.

You must have a Dogging Ticket before you can undertake this course.

You receive a Statement of Attainment at the end of this course which allows you to progress to the Intermediate Rigging Course.

Assessment cost included in course fees.

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MPT5 (C)

Noise Code of Practice

 

Noise induced hearing loss is a serious problem for workers in the Building and Construction Industry. As a result Comet Training is offering a 4 hour course in Noise Management & Protection fo Hearing at work with a workplace follow-up assessment of learning outcomes

This course will:

Raise the awareness of the effects of noise induced hearing loss
Explain what are safe levels of exposure to noise
Explain the irreversible nature of hearing damage
Outline the key control measures for controlling noise exposure in construction work
Promote the role of the code of practice in reducing risk.

Course Outline:

• The effects of hearing loss
• The role of the Codes of Practice
• What is Noise
• How hearing loss happens
• Measuring noise
• The Risk Management Cycle
• Noise controls
• Monitoring/Audiometric Testing

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MPT6 (C)

Excavation Code of Practice

 

Excavation work can be hazardous to workers in the Building & Construction Industry. As a result Comet Training is offering a 4 hour course in Control of the Workplace Hazardous Substances with a workplace follow-up assessment of learning outcomes.

This course will:

• Introduce the new code of practice for excavation
• Explain risk management concepts
• Explain the key hazard areas in excavation
• Outline the key control measures for managing safety in excavation

Course Outline:

• The Risk Management Cycle
• Classification of Risk
• Key Hazards in Excavation
• Understanding Materials Safety Data Sheets

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MPT8 (C)

Formwork Code of Practice

 

Erecting and dismantling formwork can be dangerous for workers in the Building and Construction Industry. As a result Comet Training is offering a 4 hour course in safe Erecting and Dismantling of Formwork with a workplace follow-up assessment of learning outcomes.

This course will:

• Raise awareness of the risks involved in formwork
• Explain key concepts of the risk assessment
• Outline the key control measures for reducing risk
• Promote the role of the code of practice in reducing risk

Course outline:

• The need for safety systems
• Codes of Practice's Role
• The Risk management Cycle
• Planning the job
• The Hierarchy of controls
• Controlling risks in formwork
• Manual handling
• Safe Access
• Hazardous substances
• Material safety data sheets
• Noise
• Training

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MPT9 (C)

Hazardous Substances Code of Practice

 

Hazardous substances can pose serious health risks for workers in the Building and Construction Industry. As A result comet Training is offering a 4 hour course in Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances with a workplace follow-up assessment of learning outcomes.

This course will:

• Raise awareness of the threats to health from hazardous substances in construction
• Provide guidance for managing and controlling the safe use of hazardous substances
• Highlight the responsibilities and rights of all key players
• Promote the role of the code of practice in reducing risk

Course outline:

• The Role of the Code of Practice
• What are Hazardous Substances
• Managing Risk
• Assessing Risk
• Controls
• Monitoring
• Health Checking
• Induction and Training

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MPT10 (C)

Senior First Aid

 

Become an accredited First Aid and YOU can deal with accidents and illness at work.

This course is accredited by WorkCover under the Occupational Health and Safety (First Aid Regulation) 1989. It provides a sound understanding and working knowledge of First Aid procedures.

You will learn to diagnose and treat a patient suffering from cardiac arrest, any form of trauma, or common medical or surgical emergency.

Topics include:

• What is First Aid? • Fractures
• Tools of First Aid • Head and Spinal injuries
• Basic anatomy and functions of the human body • Eye injuries
• Resuscitation - theory and practical session • Chest injuries
• Examining patients • Caring for unconscious patients
• Wounds, haemorrhage and shock • Common medical emergencies
• Burns • Poisoning
• Bites and stings • Environmental exposure

Other FIRST AID & OH&S TRAINING available from Comet -

• First Aid Re-accreditation
• OH&S Induction
• Advanced Committee Training
• Advanced OH&S Supervisor
• OH&S Code of Practice

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MPT12 (C)

Forklift Drivers

 

Forklift drivers are needed in many industries. A forklift certificate will increase your opportunities for employment in the Building and Construction Industry, and in other industries as well.

To do this course you will need to bring:

Your work boots
Your hard hat

The Forklift Driving Competency Certificate from the WorkCover Authority of NSW ensures that drivers of forklifts in the Building and Construction Industry operate safely.

At the end of this course participants will be able to demonstrate all the basic requirements for safe and effective forklift operation.Participants are eligible for the Forklift Driving Competency Certificate issued by the WorkCover authority of NSW

Assessment cost included in course fees.

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MPT13 (C)

Traffic Control

 

Would you like to ensure the safe passage of traffic on site? Then this is the course for you.

This one day course will ensure that you are trained in the correct procedures as approved by the Roads And Traffic Authority.The class involves practical and theory elements and will be held at the Comet Training Skills Centre.

To do this course you will need to bring:

Your work boots
Your hard hat

There is no formal education standard required.

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MPT16 (C)

Explosive Power Tools

 

Workers who use explosive powered fastening tools must be accredited under the Award and the WorkCover Authority of NSW.

These tools are highly dangerous if used carelessly, so this one day course for workers in the Building and Construction Industry trains users to safely:

Use, Clean, Lubricate explosive powered fastening tools and looks at the various OH&S issues surrounding their use.


You may need to obtain a permit before you do this course - please check with Comet.

In addition to the WorkCover ticket participants will also be eligible to get advanced standing on other Construction Industry courses.

To do this course you will need to bring:

Your work boots
Your hard hat

At completion of this course successful participants will be eligible to obtain the WorkCover Accreditation Ticket.

Assessment cost included in course fees.

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