There are a number of cases of lost white cards. If this is your experience, you might want to keep reading as this article aims to help you with this problem.
A White Card for construction work shows that you’ve completed the necessary educational course in health and safety. White Cards are required for anyone who works on a construction site, including you, even if you rarely venture into where actual work is being done. Surveyors, construction workers, and site managers are all required by law to have a White Card. There are large fines associated with being on a construction site without a White Card.
But then, you accidentally lost it! So after you’ve stopped panicking, what do you do?
It’s easy enough to get a new White Card if you lose your original one, and no, you don’t have to re-take the course. This is great news for everyone, because nobody wants to have to take the course again just because of a lost white card. Follow these easy steps for getting a replacement.
Simply go online and apply for a replacement. You’ll be supplied with a form known as the Statutory Declaration Form” that you’ll need to complete. This form requires you to explain what happened to your lost White Card that you had originally. Then you sign it in the presence of an authorized person (such as a Commissioner for Declarations or a Justice of the Peace) stating that you have completed the White Card course before and move on to the next and final step.
Provide proof of identification. When filling out the form, you will have to provide ID(s) to prove that you are who you say you are. That’s easy enough to do and for most people, the process of getting a White Card reissued is a quick and painless process.
Submit your request. After uploading copies of the Statutory Declaration Form and your ID, you can submit the completed request and a new White Card will be mailed to you. It usually only takes a few days for the new White Card to get to you through the mail, but you can expedite it by using the available Express Delivery option, which, of course, adds an additional fee. When your new White Card arrives make sure to keep it in a safe place as you don’t want to have to go through the process again. The associated fees aren’t hefty as a one-time payment but can add up over time if you had to complete the process more than once.
In some cases, there are registered training organisations (RTOs) that offer to assist you in a case of a lost white card. The best RTO to help you in this matter would be the RTO from where you took your OHS induction training course and where you got your original white card.
If you are still looking for an RTO, we recommend that you check out this particular training provider. They have helped quite a number of applicants secure their white cards, and they might be able to greatly help you for your lost white card as well. If you are considering taking the course all over again or are required to retake it, they offer OHS training courses for free, and you only need to pay them once you have passed the course.
It is very important that you choose the right RTO. An expensive course does not always translate to effective and efficient training. So check out this particular provider and get value for your hard-earned money.