About this Course

Course Description:

Health and safety representatives (HSR) give workers a voice when it comes to health and safety at work, qualifying them to gather and disseminate information and resolve safety issues and breaches within the work place.

This initial HSR training course from Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) provides participants with the skills and knowledge to fulfil the role of a Health and Safety Representative as well as meeting all legal requirements as per prescribed legislation.

The members of a work group elect their own HSR. The term of a HSR/deputy HSR is three years.

HSRs must undertake an approved HSR training course within three (3) months of their election from an accredited training provider. Those who do not complete an approved HSR training course within the designated time frame must step down and be replaced.

Location:

Public courses run at Kallibr Training locations in Sydney and Brisbane.

Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)

Frequently Asked Questions: Health & Safety Representative

What is health and safety representative?

A health and safety representative is a specific worker in the workplace who is dedicated to helping support the health and safety of their fellow co-workers and workgroup. Health and safety representative workers are also known as HSR’s and they must complete a health and safety representative course in order to be employed as one.

What is the role of a safety representative?

The role of health and safety representatives includes them researching and investigating accidents and dangerous situations which have taken place. The health and safety representative then attempts to diagnose the situation and find out how the situation happened. Despite this however, the health and safety representative must be cautious not to interfere with the accident.

What responsibilities does a health and safety representative have in the workplace?

The responsibilities of a health and safety representative include speaking to the employer and additional safety enforcement agencies about the interests of the employees, potential hazards and other potential health and safety issues that threaten the wellbeing of the employees.

How do you become a health and safety representative?

Kallibr Training offers courses that can help you become a health and safety representative. You must first be nominated by your workplace (section 54 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 goes into more detail) and investigate if your current worksite already has a health and safety representative.

Course Outline

  • Available at Salisbury, Ingleburn and Arndell Park
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Group discounts available
  • Online booking available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see available public course dates below. Competitively priced training delivered by fully accredited and insured instructors.

We offer formal training and assessment both on-site and off-site. Our training course prices differ based on location – choose your local Kallibr site below. If you would like private course dates outside of those listed please send through an enquiry or call our friendly team.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge in:

  • Legislative Requirements: WHS and Australian Standards
  • Limitations of rescue equipment and anchorages
  • Inspecting equipment in accordance with manufactures specifications and industry procedures
  • Identify faulty equipment
  • Demonstrating safe emergency descent from a raised EWP
  • Demonstrating and assist in rescue of a victim from a raised EWP

Outcome

With successful completion of the training, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Further Information

What is a Health and Safety Representative?

A HSR professional represents the health and safety interests of a work group. There is no limit on the amount of HSRs in the workplace, after consultation, negotiation and agreement between workers and the persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).

HSRs can issue a provisional improvement notice (PIN) for an issue affecting the work group they represent.

HSRs can access information held by a PCBU that relates to:

  • hazards (including associated risks) at the workplace affecting workers in the work group
  • the health and safety of the workers in the work group

An elected HSR is entitled to perform the following tasks for the work group:

  • undertake workplace inspections
  • review the circumstances of workplace incidents
  • accompany a WHSQ inspector during an inspection
  • represent the work group in health and safety matters
  • attend an interview about health and safety matters with a worker from the work group (with the consent of the worker)
  • request that a health and safety committee be established
  • participate in a health and safety committee
  • monitor compliance measures
  • investigate work health and safety complaints from work group members
  • inquire into any risk to the health and safety of workers in the work group
  • issue provisional improvement notices and direct a worker to cease unsafe work (where the HSR has completed the approved training).

A HSR is not personally liable for anything done, or not done, in good faith while carrying out their role. However any person adversely affected by a decision or action of a HSR can apply to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to have them disqualified.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

What to Expect

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