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This course is SafeWork NSW approved and designed specifically for Health & Safety Representatives (HSR) and WHS committee members who become HSR’s under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011.
The role of Health and Safety representatives is to facilitate the flow of information about health and safety between the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) and the workers in their work group.
Only current elected or “deemed” HSR’s (see below) can exercise the power of issuing Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) or directing that unsafe work cease.
Day 1: Work Health and Safety Framework
Day 2: Consultation, Representation and Participation
Day 3: Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution and minimising risks
Day 4: Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation (Practical)
Day 5: Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and ceasing unsafe work
Those who would like to or have been elected to be a Health & Safety Representative for their organisation.
WHS Act legislative framework
The role and functions of SafeWork NSW and their interaction with HSR’s
Duties and responsibilities of PCBUs, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act
The purpose and formation of a workgroup (or workgroups) within the workplace
Election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions
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
All participants enrolled in this course must provide proof of Identification as specified by SafeWork NSW. Proof of Identification documents must be originals and provided to your trainer one week prior to the course commencing. Documents must be issued by a government agency or a financial institution, and contain your name, photo and signature.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the SafeWork approved Health & Safety Representative Training Course.
Link to the NSW Health & Safety Representative (HSR) (SafeWork NSW Accredited) Course Flyer