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Health and Safety Representative HSR (Initial)
Health and safety representatives (HSRs) play a key role in the consultation process outlined in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. HSRs are elected by workers to represent the interests of members of that work group, in terms of work health and safety matters.
As stated by the WHS Regulation 2011 and for the purposes of section 72 (1) of the Act, an elected health and safety representative is entitled to attend the following courses of training in work health and safety:
- an initial course of training of 5 days
- 1 day’s refresher training each year, with the entitlement to the first refresher training commencing 1 year after the initial training.
On successful completion of the 5 day course, a HSR is entitled to exercise their powers (to issue PINS or direct a person to cease unsafe work) for the term they hold office.
This course provides an understanding of the principles required to fulfil the powers/functions of a HSR and meets the requirements for elected HSR’s and Deputy HSR’s under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011.
Download course brochure for more information.
For further information, SafeWork NSW has a guide on HSR participation.
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Follow the registration link to secure your place in a course. Or, contact us if you’re unsure and our knowledgeable team will talk you through the course and any eligibility requirements.
Public courses are held regularly at our Thornton training centre, centrally located to Newcastle, Maitland, Central Coast and the Hunter.
Students must arrive at 8:00am sharp to complete the pre-course administration. Training will commence at 8:30am. Please read your course confirmation for further information about what you should bring with you on the day.
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