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.
Completing the induction
You can complete the induction at any time after your successful QBuild registration and/or subcontractor approval.
The induction takes about 30 minutes and involves a short assessment.
To start the induction:
- visit our training portal
- type in the username: hpwcontractor
- type in the password: induction.
You receive a certificate after successfully completing a short assessment.
You must sign and detach the bottom section of the certificate, and 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.
You need to renew your induction every 2 years. A new certificate will be provided after 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.
At the end of the induction, you're asked to provide a white card number. If you don't need a white card for your line of work, just type NA (for 'not applicable').
Note: You need to complete this induction even if you have a white card. A white card is the construction industry induction card. The QBuild WHS induction is only for QBuild-registered contractors and their workers.
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.
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 is 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: