Health & Safety Representative

Course Overview
Welcome as a participant in the five day approved training course for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) under the NSW Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. The course meets the requirements of the WHS Regulations for HSRs elected under the WHS Act. The WHS Act commenced on 1 January 2012. The WHS Act and WHS Regulation provide a national WHS legal framework from which the states, territories and the Commonwealth are required to implement their own WHS legislation.

Course Structure
The course commences on:


Course Objectives
This course will provide participants with information and skills that will assist HSRs to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation including:

The course is intended to assist HSRs understand their roles and functions as to how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their role as Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).

Course Target Audience
The target audience for delivery of this course includes all elected HSRs under the WHS Act who have requested approved training to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS legislation and their role and entitlements as HSRs.

Course Aims
The aims of this course are to provide HSRs with information and skills relating to:


Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a HSR to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace Provisional Improvement Notices and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Persons eligible for the SafeWork NSW HSR Training are HSRs or deputy HSRs elected under the WHS Act.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
There are no provisions for RPL within the context of this approved training course.