TRAINING AND COMPETENCY POLICY

Austonia Trades P/L has developed this policy to provide a healthy and safe workplace for all workers, subcontractors and visitors. Austonia Trades P/L is committed to providing the necessary information, training and supervision to make sure our workers are competent in the tasks they perform and do not pose a risk to their own and others health and safety.

This policy outlines the rules, responsibilities and procedures for training and competency.
This policy applies across the organisation of Austonia Trades P/L and all workplaces under our control.

  • All workers, subcontractors and visitors must be inducted to the workplace;
  • All workers must receive training or demonstrate competency, qualifications and or licences prior to commencing work;
  • Proof of current qualifications through demonstration, certificates and licenses must be provided to the PCBU/supervisor prior to commencing work; and
  • Make sure visitors are provided with suitable supervision in the workplace.

PCBU/Supervisors must:

  • Implement and review this policy;
  • Consult with workers about this policy;
  • Make sure that all workers understand the organisation’s Training and Competency Policy and their roles and responsibilities;
  • Identify if workers are qualified and or certified to undertake tasks as per the National Standards and Codes of Practice;
  • Provide appropriate training, instruction and supervision for workers who lack experience or competency;
  • Monitor the general conduct of work for compliance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations, procedures and safe work practices;
  • Ensure all accreditations are conducted by registered RTO’s, the National High-Risk License framework and VOC’s are conducted by suitably qualified persons.
  • Record workers skills and competency; and keep a register of training attended by workers.

Workers must:

  • Comply with the rules of this policy;
  • Demonstrate they have the appropriate skills and experience to perform work activities safely or participate in training; and
  • Current licenses and certificates must be available at all times.