Health and Safety Representative – 1 Day Refresher Training
This Health and Safety Representative Training (Refresher) course is designed to renew the knowledge and skills that the H&S Representative attained during their initial five-day HSR training course. This will assist them in with ensuring the business improves health and safety at the workplace.
DRA Safety Specialists is a WorkSafe Queensland approved provider of this course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld).
This is one of the courses from our suite of health and safety courses we have on offer being delivered by one of our safety consultants. Training is a key element of the businesses safety management system.
Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training – 1 Day Course Overview
This 1-day Health and Safety Representative Training (Refresher) course has a Safety Consultant that updates the participants knowledge and skills as necessary to fulfil their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in Queensland. DRA Safety and the Safety Consultant trainers are WorkSafe Queensland approved provider of this course under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld). Workers must have completed the 5-day training course or have completed a 1-Day refresher in the past 3 years before completing this training.
Employers are required to allow the HSR to take paid time off work to attend this training and pay for training costs.
At the successful completion of the training the participant will receive a health and safety representative certificate as proof of attaining this certification.
What is Covered in the Refresher Training for the Health and Safety Representative
The key areas covered by the Safety Consultant during this Health and Safety Representative Training (Refresher) course include a condensed version of the 5-day course.
Some of the key topics are:
– Duties of various parties including the health and safety representative role.
– Requirements and mechanisms for consultation in the workplace on work health and safety issues.
– The role, entitlements and protections available for HSRs and Health and Safety Committees (HSCs).
– Resolving workplace health and safety issues through negotiation and conflict resolution and the provision of work health and safety courses.
– Identifying hazards and ways in which they can be eliminated or minimised.
Please see our posts on common health and safety terms that are covered in this training.
Refresher (1 Day) – $390.
In house Refresher (1 Day) – $1900* + Notes and GST.
*travel costs may apply outside of the Gold Coast.
For group bookings to have a Safety Consultant deliver this training outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking inquiry through the portal for an obligation free quote.
Training conducted by one of our experienced WHS industry practitioner with over 25 years of strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Codes of Practice.
Practical and theoretical activities to assist the health and safety representative refresher training.
Participant notes and a full copy of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Each Trainee Must
– Have successfully completed a Worksafe Queensland approved 5-day initial Health and Safety Representative training course in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 within the last three years, or
– Completed a Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training course in the past last three years.
– Provide proof of being at least 18 years of age.
– Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.
– Have the ability to read and write English.
We offer a range of health and safety courses, safety training and WHS consultancy services. This training topic is explained in more detail in our posts area where the origins of the HSR are explored.
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Following are some specific information on the role of the Heath and Safety Representative in the workplace.
What is the role of a Health and Safety representative in a workplace?
The role of a Health and Safety representative (HSR) in a workplace is to promote and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees. HSRs act as a liaison between employees and management, and are responsible for identifying, raising, and reporting health and safety concerns to the employer. They also assist with the development and implementation of health and safety policies, procedures and programs.
HSRs have the right to participate in inspections and investigations, as well as provide feedback on health and safety performance. They play an important role in promoting a positive health and safety culture and contributing to the overall success of the organization.
What are the responsibilities of a Health and Safety representative?
The responsibilities of a Health and Safety (H&S) representative in the workplace can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the industry, but generally include:
– Act as a liaison between employees and the employer to ensure that health and safety issues are addressed.
– Inspect the workplace regularly and identify potential hazards and risks.
– Participate in health and safety training and development programs.
– Represent employees in health and safety discussions and negotiations with the employer.
– Participate in incident investigations and follow-up on any necessary corrective actions.
– Communicate health and safety information to employees and make recommendations for improvement.
– Provide input into the development of workplace health and safety policies and procedures.
– Ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are being followed.
How is a Health and Safety representative elected in a workplace?
A Health and Safety representative (HSR) is elected in a workplace typically by the employees who work there. The election process is often initiated by the employer, who is required to inform the employees of the need for HSRs and the process for electing them. The employees then nominate candidates and vote to determine who will serve as the HSR. The election must be conducted in a fair and transparent manner, with the outcome being representative of the views of the employees. The elected HSR must have the support of the employees and be willing to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role.
What are the requirements to become a Health and Safety representative?
To become a Health and Safety representative in a workplace, certain requirements must be met. These requirements vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally include: being an employee at the workplace, being elected or appointed by the workers in the workplace, having adequate training and knowledge of occupational health and safety, and having the support of the employer.
In some cases, a person may be disqualified from being a Health and Safety representative if they are a manager or supervisor of the workers they represent. It is important to check the specific requirements for a Health and Safety representative in your jurisdiction to ensure that the role is filled by someone who is qualified and capable of fulfilling the responsibilities effectively.
What kind of training is provided to Health and Safety representatives?
Health and Safety representatives typically receive training to understand their roles and responsibilities in the workplace. This training can include legal requirements, risk assessments, accident investigation, communication skills, and health and safety management systems.
The training may be provided by the employer, a professional organization, or through government-sponsored programs.
It is important for Health and Safety representatives to have up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to effectively carry out their responsibilities and promote a safe working environment.