Before a work placement commences, the principal must arrange that students undertaking work placements are provided with instruction about their rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace health and safety, and ensure the students' understanding of them.
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Principals must ensure, as far as practicable, that:
During a work experience placement, the school must monitor the health and safety performance of the work experience provider. This may be achieved through:
Where it is found that students are being required to undertake work that is a risk to their health and safety, action must be taken to minimise the risk to the student. Action may include withdrawing the student and consulting with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland .
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland provide extensive resources for various industries and specific safety topics.
If a work placement is being arranged for students on a construction site, students must have a general induction as required under Part 6.5, Division 1, Section 317 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 before that student can commence placement. An RTO can deliver this course to students.
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry is mandatory for employers, self-employed persons and workers doing construction-type work. Delivery must be by a registered training organisation and
an employer needs to see evidence that a worker has had a general induction before work starts, and
a worker must hold general induction evidence (a General Construction Induction Card ) before work on a site commences and must show this to the employer.
This page was last reviewed on 12 May 2016 at 03:06PM