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Release Date

10 February 2014

We trained over 900* Health & Safety Representatives in 2013. 
Complete your five day initial or one day refresher training with us today, and contribute to a safer workplace tomorrow.

* From January - December 2013 we trained 667 HSR 5 day and 237 HSR 1 day refresher students in Queensland. Australian Business Training Solutions delivers Workplace Health & Safety QLD and WorkCover NSW approved Health & Safety Representatives courses across QLD and NSW.

What is a Health and Safety Representative (HSR)

Having a well-trained and engaged Health & Safety Representative can help reduce the impact of work-related injury or illness by providing a safer workplace for your business, employees and workers.

The benefit of a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in your workplace is that they provide proactive, systematic ways for preventing safety challenges in your workplace, as well as dealing with safety issues as they arise.

The role of a HSR is to facilitate the flow of information about health and safety between the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and the workers in the HSR's work group, and to meet the PCBU’s obligation to consult with workers on work health and safety matters. They also provide a process for PCBUs and workers to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues.

The entitlement to issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) was introduced with the WHS legislation released in 2012, and is another 'tool' in the kit for HSRs to carry out their function. The difference is this tool is enforceable and typically a WHS inspector will only become involved if there is a dispute or non-compliance with the PIN.

Training for HSRs

To meet the requirements of the WHS legislation released in 2012, training courses have been developed for Health and Safety Representatives who will be undertaking the role of elected HSRs under the requirements of the new WHS legislation.

In addition to the initial five day prescribed training program which provides HSRs with the skills and knowledge required to undertake their duties, under section 21 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 2011; HSRs elected by their co-workers are entitled to attend a one day refresher training each year. This commences one year after initial HSR training to ensure representatives are kept up to date with legislative changes, and are also able to maintain their roles and entitlements as an elected HSR.

What you'll take away from an Australian Business Training Solutions HSR course:

  • Interpreting the WHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR.
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties.
  • Establishing representation in the workplace.
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution.
  • Representing members in the work health and safety risk management process undertaken by the persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).
  • Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the Cessation of Work.
Our courses are intended to assist HSRs and deputy HSRs understand how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to familiarise participants with the information necessary to apply the principles of workplace consultation as an integral part of an effective Safety Management System (SMS).

Book today

Our qualified trainers deliver using practical examples and current industry insights, ensuring that every participant is able to apply their new skills and knowledge back to the workplace immediately.

Contact us today to secure your place on our next HSR training course, or to speak with a member of the team about delivering HSR training direct to your business by calling 1300 572 439.

HSR five day upcoming courses:
$1,000 Non-members, $900 Members

Location Date
North Sydney 3-7 March
Gold Coast 10-14 March
Rockhampton 10-14 March
Mackay 24-28 March
Sunshine Coast 24-28 March
Brisbane 24-28 March

Please click here for a full list of Health & Safety Representatives five day and one day refresher training dates

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