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General construction induction

The General Construction Induction card, formerly known as a blue card, is intended to provide new and existing building and construction industry workers with the introductory understanding and knowledge needed to commence or continue work within the building and construction industry.

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB) , Part 6.5, Division 1, Section 317 defines:

  1. "A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless -
    1. the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training; and
    2. if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously - the worker has carried out construction work in the preceding 2 years."
  2. The person conducting the business or undertaking must ensure that -
    1. the worker holds a general construction induction training card; or
    2. if the worker has applied for but not yet been issued with a general construction induction training card, the worker holds a general construction induction training certification, issued within the preceding 60 days."

Holders of a general construction induction card are required to demonstrate personal awareness of occupational health and safety legislative requirements and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Apply for a general construction induction card