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WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors – check them out below.

WAM Training’s Position Paper on Dogging

WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors. --- The subject of what constitutes dogging as per Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations has been widely debated for many years.  Several influential parties have taken the position that common everyday practices, such as the lifting of trench shields and pipes, do not require the person slinging the load to hold a current and valid dogging licence.  Other parties, including WAM Training, have positioned themselves firmly on the side of safety and regulatory compliance. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic.) sought to provide further clarification on the matter.  Part 1.1 defines ‘dogging work’ as one or more of the following: the application of slinging techniques, including the selection or inspection of lifting gear, to sling a load the directing of a crane or hoist operator...

Verification of Competency – What is it?

WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors. --- Verification of Competency is a training process that has existed in the mining and government funded infrastructure projects for over a decade.  However in the construction industry it is a relatively new process that has been adopted by major projects and tier 1 constructors. Verification of Competency (VOC) is a method of assessment that assists employers in verifying / confirming the competency levels of employees and contractors who will be required to operate plant and equipment in their workplace. VOC’s also serve the purpose of ensuring the practical skills and knowledge of staff and contractors are not only current, but also ensure that the original decision of competence was valid and reliable. Verification of Competency training requirements are site and or company driven.  Essentially if a work-site requests you...

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