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Health and Safety Representative HSR

The course is intended to assist HSRs understand their roles and functions as to how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as HSRs.

Gold Coast
5 days

Our Health and Safety Representative Training course provides the skills and knowledge for an elected HSR to operate effectively under the 2018 revision of the Safety Act 2011.

A Health and Safety Representative’s (HSR) role is to constructively influence the safety outcomes and performance of a workplace, therefore this course is a requirement for all workplace HSR’s.

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Health and Safety Representative Training Course Goals

  • Understand and interpret work health and safety legislation
  • Learn the relationships between the legislation, workplace and the role of HSR
  • Roles and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Manage and maximise the effectiveness of Health and Safety Committees
  • Workplace consultation processes
  • Negotiation, communication and problem solving
  • Apply the knowledge and skills of an HSR to direct observed activities
  • Understand how to issue an improvement notice and cease unsafe work

One Stop Training is approved by Workplace Health and Safety Qld to deliver the Health and Safety Representative Training program. On conclusion, a certificate is issued on behalf of the Qld Government.

Course outline

Five-day course outline

  1. Interpret legislation and identify roles and responsibilities
  2. Establish workplace representation under the Act
  3. Consultation pathways, resolution and risk monitoring
  4. Monitor PCBU processes, inspections and procedures
  5. Issue improvement notices and direction of cessation of unsafe work

Where is the course?

7/231 Holt Street, Eagle Farm

Who is it for?

Any person wishing to gain the skills of a Health and Safety Representative.

Those who have been nominated by their employer to assist in managing workplace safety obligations and those who are elected as an HSR under the WHS Act

What is the duration?

Five consecutive days, face to face training. 8:30am to 4:30pm

Course outcome

A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) certification is issued which is valid for 5 years.

Refresher training

Three yearly re-certification is not required under the Act, however, yearly certification is recommended for workplace effectiveness. This is a one day course.

Delivery mode

Face to Face – Students attend classes at scheduled times and are presented with subject material by a Trainer. Practical Health and Safety Representative Training is delivered in a simulated work environment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Language, literacy and numeracy

Courses are delivered and assessed in English and require you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

If you have any doubts about whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a program, please contact our administration team on 1300 556 387 for further information.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. Your trainer will discuss these with you as part of your induction in Health and Safety Representative Training course.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and recognition of prior learning.

Health and Safety Representative Training

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Thank you to the team from One Stop Training for the Straddle Carrier, Driver and Spotter training you delivered to our team. The training delivered to both our new drivers/spotters and recertification of our experienced drivers was much appreciated.

We were comfortable with the whole process from beginning to end. The assistance we received in tailoring the program to meet our specific and unique requirements was excellent, nothing was too much effort and One Stop Training kept in constant touch to ensure we were happy with the proposed training before it went ahead.

The trainer was experienced and knowledgeable in the operation of a range of straddle carriers and heavy plant machinery which made the new drivers feel immediately at ease. Even our experienced straddle carrier drivers were impressed with the trainers industry background and his ability to translate this to our particular model/brand of straddle carrier.

We would use One Stop Training again and recommend them to others who require a training provider experienced in the operation of specialised plant equipment in a high risk work environment.

Doris - Australian Border Force, South Australia

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