New Passport options to be launched

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Site Safe has designed a new range of courses which are tailored to specific health and safety topics, so trainees will now have even more choice when renewing their Site Safety Card/Passport.

Site Safe chief executive Alison Molloy says the changes are all about giving trainees more options for basic health and safety training.

“As an organisation created by the industry, for the industry, Site Safe has listened to the industry and conducted external research to better understand what is required by way of better health and safety training for workers on construction sites.

“The new Passport renewal courses are cost-effective options that will offer trainees more variety and more flexibility.”

The three new Passport renewal courses are each four hours long, and will cover tools, plant and equipment, height basics, and worker health.

Site Safe has also developed a new Foundation Passport for workers new to the industry, which will be available in two options — building/construction and civil.

The Foundation Passport introduces key topics such as behavioural safety, risk assessment and legal requirements, as well as important technical risks and hazards.

Successful completion of either a Foundation Passport course, a renewal Passport course or an existing one or two-day course will renew Site Safety Cards/Passports.

These developments, to be launched in December, will be followed by the launch of online renewal modules in 2017.

For more information on the changes, visit www.sitesafe.org.nz.