Work health and safety for QBuild
We are committed to Zero Harm at Work.
This means our WHS objective is to cause no harm to any worker, contractor, customer or member of the public, any time while at work.
Contractors, including approved subcontractors and their workers, must complete the QBuild work health and safety (WHS) induction before starting work on a QBuild site.
Working across multiple QBuild regions
At the end of the induction, you're asked to select 1 region. If you work in multiple regions, you don't need to complete the induction multiple times. Select the region where your main office is located and this will be valid for work throughout the state.
Australian Business Number (ABN)
If you're an employee and don't have an ABN, type in the ABN for the company you work for.
Completing the induction
You can complete the induction at any time after your successful QBuild registration and/or subcontractor approval.
The induction takes about 40 minutes and involves a short assessment.
To start the induction:
- Visit our training portal.
- Click on 'Create an Account'.
- Complete required details.
- Refer to the Self Registration Confirmation email that you received. Click on the link in the email.
- Log-in details:
- Username – email address
- Password – password used when creating your account
- Follow the link to enrol into 'Working with QBuild – WHS Compliance' Training.
- Click Enrol.
- Select the course.
- Click on Start.
Read the QBuild WHS online induction guide (PDF, 1.1MB) for additional assistance.
A certificate will be available after successfully completing a short assessment which you will be able to download.
Note: To pass the assessment you must get a score of 100%.
After downloading the certificate, ensure you can access it easily via either your mobile device or hard copy when you work on-site.
You must show the certificate, or a photo of the certificate, when requested.
A QBuild representative may ask to see the induction certificate during on-site inspections. Any contractor who doesn't have a current QBuild induction certificate must stop work.
The QBuild representative will work with the contractor to correct the non-compliance before work can start again.
Downloading the Induction certificate
You will only be able to view and download the Work Health and Safety Induction Certificate once you have successfully completed the short assessment.
- Visit our training portal.
- Select Profile.
- Under Learning, 'Working with QBuild – WHS Compliance' course will be visible.
- Click on the certificate icon.
You need to renew your induction every 2 years. A new certificate will be available for download renewing your induction.
If any incidents or non-conformances are raised against you or your employer (the contractor), we may ask for inductions to again be completed.
Working with asbestos containing material (ACM) and respirable crystalline silica (RCS)
You must follow strict work health and safety requirements when working with asbestos containing materials (ACM) and respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
As a minimum, contractors, including approved subcontractors and their workers, need to comply with the:
- asbestos legislative and licensing/certification requirements outlined by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ)
- RCS standards for minimising the risk to workers as outlined in Construction dust: respirable crystalline silica.
Incidents and hazards
Contractors, including approved subcontractors, and their workers, have a responsibility to report all WHS incidents, including injuries and hazards, to the nominated QBuild representative.
If it's a notifiable incident, as defined by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 or Electrical Safety Laws, you must report to the nominated QBuild representative and the relevant authority as soon as you become aware of the incident.
These authorities include: