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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.

Our Response to the Coronavirus

UPDATE 08 July 2020 - We're operating during the Melbourne 'second wave' lockdown with additional control measures in place - click here to read more. WAM Training understands your concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here's an update from our General Manager, Aaron Monaghan, to let you know how we're helping to combat COVID-19. WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors. Hi Everyone, WAM Training cares about the safety of our people and yours, particularly as the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak passes. Whilst monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 safety alert, we have implemented the requirements of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for employers and Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for universities, higher education and vocational education facilities, their students and staff documents. In the interest of full transparency, we are publishing all of our...

Dogging Licence Requirements Position Paper

The subject of what work requires a dogging licence as per Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations has been widely debated for many years. WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors. 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 (that is - to be a 'Dogger'). 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...

Verification of Competency – What is it?

Verification of Competency (referred to on site as 'VOC') 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 in an effort to comply with their obligations under Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. WAM Training provides referenced position papers via blogs about Training, Worksite Culture and Safety for the Construction, Manufacturing and Mining sectors. 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...

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