Instruction Manual for Principle Builder

BuildLearn Site Mapping and Instructions for Principle Builders

Part A - Gaining access to the BuildLearn
Part B - Apply BuildLearn’s On-Line Field Documentation
Part C - Principle Builders (PCBU or Officers) Courses
Part D - Completing a Quiz
Part E - Downloading a Certificate

Part A - Gaining access to BuildLearn Site

Select your company representative(s) that require access to the BuildLearn.
To become a member of BuildLearn - The New On-line Work Health and Safety Management System - click here

Create an account for all user(s) from your company - click here

Pay the annual subscription $110.00 per user either on-line Pay Pal facility (click here) or Contact Mark Wagner on mobile 0488177099 or mjwagner@buildlearn.com.au

Face to Face Training on how to use the BuildLearn system is recommended and available by emailing Mark Wagner on mjwagner@buildlearn.com or phone mobile 0488177099.

To Login to BuildLearn

  • type in your username in lower case
  • type in your password
  • click on login

If you have lost or forgotten your username and/or password - click here

You have now gained access to the BuildLearn Site.

Part B - Applying BuildLearn’s On-Line Field Documentation

Principle builders and construction contractors can access BuildLearn’s On Line Documentation and complete the forms on their internet laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet.

The on-line forms can be submitted to BuildLearn and also emailed back to the principle builder or construction contractor.

Available Forms

Principle Builders Site Safety Management Form
Customised Principle Builders Site Safety Management Form

Who uses Principle Builders Site Safety Management Forms? - Principle builders

When are they used? - PBSSMF are prepared before a construction project starts and can be adjusted accordingly during the construction when the environment changes.

What do Principle Builders need to do once the management plan is completed? - Communicate the Site Safety Management Plan by supplying the PBSSMP plan to all construction contractors.

Site Safety Analysis Form (SSAF)

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BuildLearn's Site Safety Analysis Form enables builders and construction contractors to complete a safety analysis/audit of their workplace (the construction site).

Who uses SSAF? - Principle builders and construction contractors

When are they used? - SSAF are strongly recommended to be completed by principle builders at a minimum on a monthly basis. Construction contractors should complete when they are requested by the principle builder or when they believe the workplace (construction site) is dangerous to complete their job task. The construction contractors should send the SSAF to the principle builder.
 
High Risk Construction Form

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Builders and construction contractors must identify high risk construction job tasks.

The high risk construction form must be completed before a job task is started by all construction contractors and builders on a construction project.

Who uses HRCF? - Construction contractors and builders.

When are they applied? - The high risk construction form must be completed before a job task is started.

What if a high risk construction is identified? If a high risk construction process is identified, a construction contractor must complete a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS).


Safe Work Method Statements

BuildLearn gives builders and construction contractors the choice of several on-line formats including

Customised SWMS
EWP’S SWMS
Ladders SWMS
Scaffolds SWMS
Mobile SWMS
Trestles SWMS

Once a Safe Work Method Statement is complete, a toolbox meeting must be completed with all applicable workers on the construction site. The SWMS must be discussed as part of the toolbox meeting.

Once a Safe Work Method Statement is complete, a toolbox meeting must be completed with all applicable workers on the construction site. The SWMS must be discussed as part of the toolbox meeting.

Who uses SWMS? - construction contractors and builders
When are they applied? SWMS must be completed if a high risk construction process is identified.

Toolbox Meeting Form

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Who uses Toolbox meeting? - construction contractors and builders
When are they applied? Toolbox must be completed if a high risk construction process is identified and a SWMS must be discussed.

Toolbox meetings must be completed if there are more than two construction contractor groups on a site (for example a concreter and a bricklayer)

Toolbox meetings should be completed at the start of a day’s work and at every break if required.

Customised Risk Assessment Form

Who uses SWMS? - construction contractors and builders

When are they applied? SWMS must be completed if a high risk construction process is identified.

Toolbox Meeting Form

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Who uses Toolbox meeting? - construction contractors and builders
When are they applied? Toolbox must be completed if a high risk construction process is identified and a SWMS must be discussed.

Toolbox meetings must be completed if there are more than two construction contractor groups on a site (for example a concreter and a bricklayer)

Toolbox meetings should be completed at the start of a day’s work and at every break if required.

Customised Risk Assessment Form

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BuildLearn supplies an online risk assessment which is also available to builders and construction contractors.

Who uses Risk Assessment Forms? - construction contractors and builders
When are they applied? Risk assessments must be completed before a job starts. Risk assessments can be applied in conjunction with the high risk construction form.

Hazards Register

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BuildLearn supplies an on-line hazards register to complete when you identify a hazard on a construction site, complete the hazard register.

Submit the form the to BuildLearn for record keeping. BuildLearn will automatically send the form to the principle builder.

The principle builder must keep a hazard register for each project. The principle builder must communicate the hazards to applicable construction contractors.  

Who uses the hazards register? construction contractors and builders

When are they applied? Hazard registers are initiated at the beginning of a project by a principle builder. Principle builders and construction contractors add to the hazard register until the construction project is completed.

What if you identify a hazard? Fill out BuildLearn’s hazard register and submit the form. The form will automatically send to the principle builder.

Chemical Substance Form

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Principle builders and construction contractors must identify all chemical substances that are applied before starting their job task on a construction project.

Once you have identified the chemical substances you must source a product label and safety data sheet (SDS) and complete BuildLearn’ Chemical Substance Form.

After submitting the chemical substance form, your company must send a copy of the product label and SDS to the principle builder.

Your company must then complete the hazardous substance register

Hazardous Substance Register

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Principle builders must complete the hazardous substance register before the construction project starts.

Construction contractors must keep a current (up to date) hazardous substance register at all times.

Who uses the chemical substance register and the hazardous substances register? construction contractors and builders

Assets Register

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Principle builders and construction contractors must keep a current asset register.
Complete your company’s asset register on-line by accessing BuildLearn’s asset register.

Once you have completed your assets register you must complete a plant and equipment risk assessment

Plant and Equipment Risk Assessment

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Who uses plant and equipment risk assessment ? - principle builders and construction contractors as part of their work health and safety management plan

When do you complete a plant and equipment risk assessment? - If you haven’t completed a risk assessment on your plant and equipment you must. If you introduce new plant and equipment you must add the plant and equipment to the asset register and then complete a plant and equipment risk assessment.

First Aid Register

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BuildLearn supplies an on-line first aid register to complete when you administer first aid on a construction site.

Submit the form the to BuildLearn for record keeping. BuildLearn will automatically send the form to the principle builder.

The principle builder must keep a first aid register for each project. The principle builder must communicate the hazards to applicable construction contractors.  

Who uses the hazards register? construction contractors and builders

When are they applied? First Aid Register are initiated at the beginning of a project by a principle builder. Principle builders and construction contractors add to the first aid register until the construction project is completed.

What if you administer first aid? Fill out BuildLearn’s first aid register and submit the form. The form will automatically send to the principle builder for collation.

Incident/ Accident/ Near Miss Form

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BuildLearn supplies an on line incident/accident/ near miss to complete if an incident/accident/near miss occurs on a construction site.

Who uses an Incident/ Accident/ Near Miss? construction contractors and builders
What if you complete an Incident/Accident/Near Miss Form? Fill out BuildLearn’s Incident/ Accident/ Near miss form and submit the form. The form will automatically send to the principle builder for collation.

Accident Investigation Form

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BuildLearn supplies an on line accident investigation form.
If an accident/incident  has unfortunately occurred, click here to report to authorities.
Once you have reported the incident to the authorities complete BuildLearn’s accident investigation form.

Who uses an Accident Investigation Form? construction contractors and builders
What if you administer Incident/Accident/Near Miss Form? Fill out BuildLearn’s Accident Investigation form and submit the form.
The form will automatically send to the principle builder for collation.

Part C - Principle Builders (PCBU or Officers) Courses

Principle builders must complete the following courses over a self paced period of time.

Use BuildLearn courses resources and information in our online learning site  to work at your own rate.

PCBU should complete (Principle Builders who are 1. a PCBU or 2. an Officer)

The Principle Builder Course
Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking Course
BuildLearn's Health and Safety Program
The General Safety Induction
Emergencies on a Residential Building Site
Policies and Procedures Tutorial
Tradesman Safe System of Works
Tool and Equipment Safe Operating Systems
Housekeeping on a Resident Building Site
Chemicals on a Building Site
An Introduction to PPE
Managing Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
How to Control Risks

Course Descriptions

The Principle Builder Course

Complete the Principle Builder Course to gain a better understanding of the requirements of WHS Regulations.

Principle Builders, PCBU’s and Officers must complete this course

Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking Course (PCBU)

Complete the PCBU Course if you are a PCBU or an officer to understand your obligations under the WHS Regulations

Principle Builders, PCBU’s and Officers must complete this course

BuildLearn Health and Safety Program Course

Complete the BuildLearn Health and Safety Program to gain a better understanding of what is required for a Health and Safety Program and how BuildLearn WH&S Management System helps you complete your obligation to the WHS Regulations.

Principle Builders, PCBU’s and Officers must complete this course

The General Safety Induction

All persons entering your workplace/construction site must be inducted. Complete the General Induction to gain access to gain a greater understanding of the requirements of entering a workplace/construction site.

Emergencies on a Construction Site

Complete the following course to gain a greater understanding of implementing an emergency plan on a building site.

All persons entering your workplace/construction site must Emergencies on a Construction Site.

Policies and Procedures Tutorial

Before entering a construction site, it is important to understand a PCBU’S policies and procedures.

All workers must complete this course.

Tradesman Safe System of Work

Tradesmen must complete their trade’s safe system of work’s tutorial. (e.g if you are a painter, you should complete the painter’s course)

BuildLearn’s Tradesman Safe System of Work helps train and communicate a tradesman safe system of works.

Tradesmen must complete their specific trade’s safe system of works.

Tool and Equipment Safe Operating Systems

Tool and Equipment Safe Operating System courses should be completed by all persons who are using tools on a construction site.

Housekeeping on a Residential Building Site

All persons entering a construction site must complete this course to gain a greater understanding on housekeeping requirements.

Hazardous Substances on a Building Site

All persons who apply chemicals must complete this course to gain a greater understanding on chemical requirements.

An Introduction to PPE

All persons who are entering a construction site and are applying PPE must complete this course.

Managing Hazardous Substances in the Workplace

Advanced course designed for persons who are applying toxic, corrosive or harmful chemicals.

How to Control Risks

Advanced course on how to control risks. This course should be completed by PCBU’s, Officers, Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors.

Use BuildLearn courses resources and information in our online learning site to work at your own rate.

Selecting a BuildLearn Course
Deciding What Course to Complete

BuildLearn has three categories of courses.

The categories are

PCBU - Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking Course

Officers - Officers Course

Workers - Workers Course

There are three ways to select a course through site navigation.

1. The first way is to select your job description from the menu on the top right hand side of the home page.

For example you might select to complete a workers course.

You can identify a workers course by selecting workers in the menu.
Once you have selected "workers", the workers page will open that describes all the courses a worker must complete.

All the courses are linked so you can easily access the courses by clicking on the course.

Applicable on-line documentation is also linked from this page.

2. Secondly you can click on my courses (from the above rhs menu) and you can select any of the BuildLearn Courses.

3. Thirdly you can click the mouse on any of the pages (as described below) on the home page - mid level to the left hand side of home page.

4. Once you have selected your course you click the mouse on the link.
The front page of the course you selected. You should read the content and be prepared to complete all lessons, activities, and quizzes. Lessons will have videos to watch and flash activities to complete.

Example Open Course Page

5. Selecting who should complete the course.

Open the link on the course front page to ensure the course is available for your job description.

Look for the following symbol.

The course front page will also have the following symbols to help you decide if you should commence the course.

6. You may also download PDF references and resources on the course's front page.

7. Open the course

To open the course just click your mouse on

You will now see an open course that you need to complete

8. Complete flash activities and watch videos

You will need to complete all flash activities which are either contained in the course or on the front page of the course.

Flash activity icon - It place your mouse on and click, a new page with the flash activity will appear and you need to press start.

Example of flash activity game - click mouse on piture to open activity.

To watch videos click mouse on play icon.

9. Completing a quiz.

Once you have completed all courses, activities and watched all videos, it is time to complete the quiz.

Click your mouse on the quiz icon on the courses front oage - see below.

Attempt quiz now will appear.

Click mouse on Attempt quiz now - see below

You will now see the quiz page open - see below.

Read and answer all questions.

The next step is to submit you questions. You will see a question like below and you need to clarify if happy to submit the quiz.

Return to quiz or submit all and finish

The quiz will be automatically marked and you can review the result.

A mark of 80% is required to pass. If you have not passed you can repeat the quiz until you achieve 80%. see belows review page.

Once you have completed all the lessons, activities and passed the quiz, you need to download the certificate of completion.
Once you want to complete a course click the mouse on the activities.
Click mouse on below icon to enter into a course

Last modified: Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 8:54 AM