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NSW Health & Safety Representative (HSR) (SafeWork NSW Accredited)

Currently we have no course dates for this particular course. Please contact us to register your interest in this course and we will be in contact with upcoming course dates.


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.

Course Schedule

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Entry Requirements

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.


5 Days

On Completion

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the SafeWork approved Health & Safety Representative Training Course.

Course Flyer

Link to the NSW Health & Safety Representative (HSR) (SafeWork NSW Accredited) Course Flyer

Participant Handbook

For information about Train Me RTO fees and refund policy, complaints and appeals process, please read the Participant Handbook prior to completing enrolment forms.