DO I NEED A WHITE CARD?

Who Requires the WA White Card?

Who needs to undertake construction induction training

  • Builders
  • Painters  
  • Plumbers 
  • Tradespeople  

Employees, self employed people, supervisors and managers 

HOW IT WORKS

Professional consultants who spend time on a construction site eg inspections and audits which require direct and active interaction with the construction process

Casual or part-time building labourers; labour hire personnel working on construction sites

  • Construction work supervisors or foremen
  • Engineers and surveyors who carry out preparatory work
  • On-site installation and joinery eg installation of cabinets, installation of pre-cast concrete panels (includes use of moving machinery such as cranes to deliver and place pre-cast concrete panels onto site)
  • Any delivery work involving the movement of other mobile plant on site
  • Truck driver who drops off and then assembles a structure
  • Window and glass installation
  • Truss frame installation and assembly
  • Drainage pipe laying and installation
  • Concrete placement and/or laying activities, operation of concrete pump
  • Installation of fire sprinkler system
  • Work experience students undertaking construction work
  • Landscape gardeners
  • Cleaners who work on construction sites whilst construction work is being undertaken
  • People laying carpet or installing curtains in buildings whilst construction work is being undertaken

The White Card is for anyone who works in or wishes to apply for jobs in the Building Construction Industry.   

The building and construction industry covers a wide number of areas and jobs  within the industry which may include the following  the construction, erection, installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning,  painting, renewal, removal, excavation, dismantling or demolition of, or addition  to, any building or structure, or any work in connection with any of those things,  that is done at or adjacent to the place where the building or structure is located.

To be more detailed this may include some of the following activities

  • work on which a hoisting appliance or any scaffold or shoring is used or intended  to be used;
  • work in driving or extracting piles, sheet piles or trench sheet;
  • work in laying any pipe or work in lining pipe that is done at or adjacent to the  place where the pipe is laid or to be laid;
  • work in sinking or lining or altering, repairing, maintaining, renewing, removing or  dismantling a well or borehole;
  • road works, earthworks or reclamation; or
  • work in laying an underground cable that is done at or adjacent to the place  where the cable is laid or to be laid.

       

DO I NEED A WA WHITE CARD?

Occupational health and Safety (OHS) legislation recognise the National Construction  Induction Certificate that may have been completed in another state or territory within  Australia will be accepted in WA    Therefore you will not be required to complete a WA White Card if you already have a  current White Card in Australia, as long as you can show that you have the current White  Card and you have worked within the industry over the last 2 years.   
It is the judgement call of your Employer as to whether you require a White Card so  always check with them first. 

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