WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY FOR CONTRACTORS
The Marine Card program is an industry-wide approach to basic
Workplace Health & Safety management for the marine sector.
Designed to improve WHS practices, build better systems of compliance, increase safety awareness and streamline the registration and sign-in process for visitors entering marine sites to undertake work activities
WHY DOES THE MARINE INDUSTRY NEED MARINE CARD?
Under modern WHS law, everyone in a workplace has responsibility for safety, regardless of whether you are a contractor or work for an employer, boatyard or similar facility. Marine Card provides a means to identify those who have been inducted in WHS, using a training program tailored to reflect the risk profile of the marine sector
HOW IS IT RELEVANT TO CONTRACTORS & WORKERS?
If you are a contractor or worker in the marine industry, you probably work at a number of different sites. Where the controller of a participating site requires visiting workers to demonstrate that they have been inducted in WHS, your Marine Card will be accepted as evidence of having completed the training and have appropriate insurances in place
WHAT MAKES UP THE MARINE CARD PROGRAM?
Workplace Health & Safety induction
The Marine Card induction involves an informative overview of risk, and risk management in marine industry workplaces. It includes modules on legislation, basic knowledge of obligations under WHS Act 2011, hazard identification and risk assessment, material Safety Data Sheets, safety signage, safe work method statements, and assessments to check understanding. You should allow two hours to compete the online induction.
User Profile & Issue of Marine Card
Once you have successfully completed the Marine Card induction, a profile will be created on the Marine Card website where you can log in and upload insurance documents and work details
The site ensures this information is kept up to date by emailing a reminder before expiry, providing peace of mind for both contractors, marina operators and boat owners.
A personalised physical card valid for three years will be issued to you as a new Marine Card holder. The card is used as evidence of your participation in the Marine Card induction and is accepted as a condition of entry to marine sites participating in the Marine Card program
QR code and mobile device registration also permit you to sign in profiles digitally on arrival at the site.
Access Management System
The Access Management System is a signing-in system for visiting contractors, which registers the Marine Card profile to check induction status and up to date insurance to work on site. It makes signing-in and out quicker and easier, without the need for checking paperwork.
The marine site you are visiting may be using the AMS and will have information available for you to enable login and registration.
If not part of AMS, the site manager will need to view and verify information on your Marine Card and your online profile.