The Workplace Clearance Group (WPCG) has begun implementing changes to the Work Clearance Training and Pad Ordering. Over the next few months you will see further changes occuring to the website and the way you register and monitor your training progress.
WPCG Guidelines for Training of Subcontractors - issued 9th June 2014
The Work Clearance Training Program is for contractors involved in work on service station sites. The purpose of the program is to ensure that contractor representatives of member companies are aware of the health, safety and environmental requirements associated with work on service stations, commercial, fuel depots, and other selected sites.
The Work Clearance procedure aims to ensure that maintenance and minor works at relevant sites is carried out in a safe manner. The system is based on a ‘self-issue’ work clearance. The clearance allows work to be carried out after compliance with a number of pre-set conditions.
The Work Clearance Program is not a stand alone safety system. It is a required resource for your industry in which you should include as part of your safety management systems.
The Work Clearance Training course is intended to educate contractor representatives in the use of the system and provide a framework for educating their staff in the use of the system. The course should also impart to the participants the need to ensure they comply with safety requirements and any legal obligations.
As a reminder, participants are individually responsible for compliance with all relevant safety requirements and laws and nothing in this course, transfers those obligations.
The WPCG Work Clearance Training program consists of a one-day course for maintenance and minor works contractors carrying out work on relevant sites. The course is conducted nationally at a range of locations. Contractor representatives will be expected to repeat the accreditation process two years after completing the initial Work Clearance Training course.