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Private On-site Courses

Health and Safety Representative
(HSR) Training

5 Day Course for Health & Safety Representatives.

Training available in Sydney.

The 5 day HSR training course is designed to provide Health & Safety Representative's (HSR’S) with knowledge and skills to assist HSR’s in their role under the new WHS legislation.

Course Description

The course is divided into 5 sessions covering important aspects of the role and powers of elected HSR’s as detailed in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Session Outline

Day 1. Work Health and Safety Framework

  • Work Health and Safety and evolution of WHS legislation
  • WHS framework and key terminology
  • Duty holders and their duties
  • Introduction to the role and function of HSR's and WHS entry permit holders
  • Role and function of WorkCover and Penalties under the WHS Act

Day 2: Consultation, Representation and Participation

  • Consultation requirements and arrangements in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities of HSR's in consultation
  • Role of Health and Safety Committees
  • HSR's rights entitlements and protections
  • Exceptions from obligations and the review process

Day 3: Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution and minimising risks

  • Effective consultation and communication
  • Investigating complaints , negotiation issues resolution and problem solving
  • Monitoring and review of risk controls and the role of the HSR

Day 4: Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation

  • Workplace inspection and recording findings - practical
  • Hazard identification prompt list
  • Sample workplace inspection checklist
  • Notifiable incidents
  • Incident investigation techniques - practical

Day 5: Provisional Improvement Notices (PIN's) and ceasing unsafe work

  • Purpose and function of PIN's
  • Role and requirements for HSR's to issue PIN's and process for issuing a PIN
  • Directing unsafe work to cease and alternatives to PIN's or ceasing unsafe work
  • Course Summary and Evaluation
  • Course Review
  • Continuous learning
  • Course Evaluation

Target Audience

The training is primarily for those participants who are elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) under the WHS Act.

Course Prerequisites

Elected HSR.

Course Format

The face to face training is for 5 days and includes a balanced content of theory and class participation through the examination of case studies, open discussion and practical application.

Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or will be refused entry.

Participant Materials

Course Notes and handouts.

Requirements for Completion

Attendance at all sessions of the course.

Group Training

Healthcorp is a national training organisation providing discounted training for groups of up to 15 students at your office or workplace.   

The Health and Safety Representative course can be customised to meet your industry requirements. Healthcorp also provides an Advanced Management System to notify clients and students when certificates are due to expire, ensuring staff are always compliant. 

Our trainers have 10 years of industry experience and guarantee a professional learning experience. State-of-the art resources and learning material are provided for theory and practical learning and all students must pass the course prior to receiving certification.

Contact our customer service team to book in your group training.

Qualification Issued

Statement of Completion, presented on a certificate. Certificates are posted the week following each course.

Legislative Authorisations

Course content is approved by WorkCover NSW, and conforms to the Work Health and Safety Act. The course is delivered by WorkCover NSW approved trainers and is nationally recognised.

Enrolment Confirmation

Once enrolled, Healthcorp will email students a Health and Safety Representative booking confirmation with venue details and maps, course requirements and terms of enrolment.  

HSR Public Course Locations

Metro NSW
Frenchs Forest - Device Technologies, Unit 6 / 25 Frenches Forest Road - view map


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For further information in undertaking the training, contact Healthcorp on 1300 852 475.

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