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If you have lost your General Construction Induction Training Card, apply online for a quick replacement
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GIT provides people working in the construction industry with a basic knowledge of workplace health and safety, the common hazards and risks likely to be encountered on construction sites and how these risks should be controlled. This training is required by all person involved in construction work including persons with control of construction projects, control of construction sites and persons carrying out construction work (e.g. principal contractors, sub contractors, managers, supervisors, workers and self employed etc).
GIT is delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) and consists of face-to-face training and assessment in NSW. On successful completion of the training the participant receives a a statement of training, and a GIT card. Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) approved by SafeWork NSW can deliver GIT in NSW. This statement is valid for 60 day and allows the participant to work on a construction site while the GIT card is produced.
Please note participants to this course require 100 points evidence of identity (EOI) prior to being accepted to commence the training.
SafeWork NSW issues national licences to perform high risk work (high risk work licences) for 29 classes of high risk work such as:
- cranes including tower cranes, mobile cranes, vehicle loading cranes, bridge and gantry cranes
- hoists including personnel and materials hoists, elevated work platforms and concrete placing booms
- pressure equipment such as boilers, turbines and steam engines.
- High risk work licences are recognised in all Australian states and territories.
A person performing high risk work must hold a relevant licence unless they are undergoing training. Only Registered training organisations (RTOs) approved by SafeWork NSW can deliver training and assessment for high risk work licences in NSW. The training and assessment must be delivered under the supervision of an RTO but practical training can occur in the workplace.
A licence is required to manufacture, import, store, transport, supply, handle or use explosives, explosive precursors and security sensitive dangerous substances.
All licence applicants are subject to a national criminal history record check undertaken by NSW and Commonwealth police and security agencies. Only people with the appropriate SafeWork NSW licence can legally handle explosives and/or security sensitive dangerous substances.
SafeWork NSW must also be notified if any explosives, explosive precursors or security sensitive dangerous goods are imported or exported.
The possession, use, storage and transport of display fireworks is restricted to individuals holding a pyrotechnician's licence or fireworks (single use) licence.
There are safety and security requirements for the storage of fireworks depending on the amount and type of fireworks to be stored. Licences are also required to handle fireworks without supervision, manufacture fireworks or sell fireworks.
Notifications and operational conditions must be complied with when carrying out fireworks displays.
Security sensitive ammonium nitrate is prescribed as a security sensitive dangerous substance and is any of the following:
- ammonium nitrate that is not a dangerous good of class 1 (ie an explosive)
- ammonium nitrate emulsions, suspensions or gels containing greater than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate
- ammonium nitrate mixtures containing greater than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate.
A licence is required to possess and use certain formulations of ammonium nitrate for:
- use as a fertilizer in agriculture, horticulture or other primary production
- education and research.
To use ammonium nitrate in the manufacture of explosives or for explosive blasting you, or a nominated person on behalf of a company, must have an unsupervised handling licence and either a licence to manufacture explosives or a blasting explosives user’s licence.
Dangerous goods are substances or articles that present an immediate hazard to people, property or the environment. They include explosives; gases; flammable liquids; solids with a flammability hazard; oxidising substances; toxics; radioactive substances; corrosives and miscellaneous dangerous goods such as dry ice, molten bitumen and environmentally hazardous substances.
Dangerous goods are listed in the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. The Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail contains a list of explosives.
You can also find out if you have dangerous goods by reading the information found on packages, product labels and on Material Safety Data Sheets. Your supplier is required by law to provide Material Safety Data Sheets with all dangerous goods they supply.
You must notify SafeWork NSW about the dangerous goods you store or handle. SafeWork NSW collects information about dangerous goods stored on premises to assist in the provision of emergency response and planning.
You must also develop a written emergency plan and provide a copy to NSW Fire Brigades or the NSW Rural Fire Service if the premises are in a rural fire district. The emergency plan must be reviewed every five years or earlier if there is a change in circumstances at the premises, or any adjacent premises.
The Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods: Code of Practice has more information about the storage of dangerous goods or call 13 10 50.
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National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction WorkHigh Risk Work National Standard
National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk WorkAustralian Dangerous Goods Code
Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and RailAustralian Explosives Code
Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and RailNotification of Pyrotechnic Display
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