WorkSafe ACT has raised serious concerns regarding non-compliance involving apprentices on building sites. These issues include apprentices not having undertaken the relevant training required to enter a building site.
All workers in the construction industry are required to have undertaken:
Another issue that was highlighted included employers not holding workers compensation insurance for apprentices. If you would like to discuss workers compensation insurance, you can contact the Master Builders Insurance Brokers team on (02) 6175 5975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorkSafe ACT also raised a concern about the ratio of apprentice to tradesperson, with too many apprentices assigned per tradesperson.
You can read more about these concerns and where to find helpful resources here.
If you have any questions about your obligations, please call the Workplace Relations and Legal team on (02) 6175 5900.