Health and Safety Representative Initial Training Course Overview

The primary responsibility of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is to collaborate with colleagues in identifying health and safety concerns and communicate these issues to management. HSRs are elected by their peers to articulate the collective viewpoints of the staff.

This program equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in New South Wales. Training Ahead Australia, an approved provider by SafeWork NSW, delivers this course in compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011.

In New South Wales, HSRs have the right to attend a five-day training course, approved by SafeWork NSW, within three months of requesting such training from their PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking). Employers are obligated to grant HSRs the necessary time off work to attend this training. Additionally, HSRs are entitled to attend one-day refresher courses every twelve months, starting one year after the completion of the initial five-day course, in accordance with the Work Health and Safety legislation.

Course Outline

This course comprehensively covers the following key areas:

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