Allan recently completed our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415). We sat down with him after the course and got his thoughts on it, his industry and his career in building and construction...
Allan identified formal WHS training as one of the things he needs to achieve career goals. In his own words:
I've been in construction for 25 years. My friend's dad was a brick layer and after finishing school we started with him. It was an eye opener. Going straight form school into that line of work.
I'm working towards being a Structural Supervisor. I'm presently a Leading Hand to a Structural Supervisor. You have to meet WHS requirements. I want to address WHS and then further my development with the structural side.
This training met my expectations and more. It's a bit daunting coming from using your hands and building stuff to coming and sitting in (a classroom). But once you start and realise how much of it relates to your own work environment it's easier to digest.
We asked Allan "What was the high point of the course?" Learning of the Act and Regs and Codes and Standards. That's something that I'll refer to continuously.
OK. Then we asked: What was the low point of course? It didn't really have a low point. It's all learning. It's tight with the time, with getting everything done but you do that with your job anyway. >
Good news and good luck in your work Allan!