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Health and Safety Representative Training 29th January 2024 – WHSQ Approved

January 29 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Health and Safety Representative

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This Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as a HSR in Queensland. DRA is a WorkSafe Queensland approved provider of this course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld).

HSR’s in Queensland are entitled to attend this WorkSafe Queensland approved five-day training course within three months of being elected as the HSR. Employers are required to allow the HSR to take paid time off work to attend this training and pay for training costs.

Likewise, HSRs are also entitled to attend the one-day Health and Safety Representative training refresher courses at least every three years after the initial five-day course has been completed (as per the Work Health and Safety legislation).

This Health and Safety Representative training aims to provide HSRs and deputy HSRs, with information and skills relating to:

  • Interpreting the WH&S legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution
  • Representing members in the WHS risk management process undertaken by the PCBU
  • Issuing a Provisional Notice (PIN) and directing the Cessation of Work.

This Health and Safety Representative training course covers training required of a student in their role as an elected HSR. Training consists of written answers and practical exercises in the following:

  • 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).

The role of a HSR is generally limited to their own work group unless:

  • there is a serious risk to health or safety (created by an immediate hazard) affecting workers from another work group
  • a worker in another work group asks for the HSR’s assistance, and the HSR for that other work group is found to be unavailable.

NOTE: Private courses can be customised and tailored by experienced and qualified Safety Consultants to suit your company needs (additional charges may apply).

This topic has been discussed on our Blog page.

Information on this training is provided in more detail at the Health and Safety Representative Initial 5-Day Training page.

For more information on this training please contact us or peruse the other training courses on offer.


January 29 @ 8:00 am AEST
February 2 @ 5:00 pm AEST


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