HSR Training

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HSR 5 Day Training

SafeWork NSW Approves HSR Courses Delivered by 'Connected Delivery' online

Easy HR is able to deliver SafeWork NSW HSR courses by 'connected delivery' using Zoom / MS Teams style interactive delivery.

SafeWork NSW have approved this option for HSR Training Delivery 'until further notice'.

Where practical we will continue to deliver HSR courses onsite or in private and public venues.

Please contact us for a quote for Face to Face or Connected Delivery HSR Training.

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Looking to enrol in HSR Training? Easy HR Training offers SafeWork NSW approved HSR Training.

The role of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is primarily to liaise with other staff to identify health and safety issues and convey these to management. HSRs are elected by fellow staff to represent the views of the staff group. Health and safety representatives (HSRs) need relevant knowledge and skills to allow them to exercise their powers to promote and ensure the health and safety of members of their work-groups. As a HSR, you can make an invaluable contribution to create a safer workplace for you and your fellow workers. While doing this, you also help the business become more compliant with the NSW WHS laws.

Good safety is good for business. It will drive down costly incidents and improve morale resulting in better quality and efficiency. As a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) - you can have a solid input into achieving these results. Health and Safety Representative Training will give HSRs and Deputy HSRs the skills and knowledge required under the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011. This NSW HSR course meets the HSR Training requirements for elected HSRs and deputy HSRs under the NSW Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act.

HSRs in New South Wales are entitled to attend a SafeWork NSW approved five day training course within three months of making a request for such training to their PCBU. Employers are required to allow the HSR to take time off work to attend this training. HSRs are also entitled to attend 1 day HSR Refresher Course every twelve months, commencing one year after the initial five day course has been completed (Clause 21 - NSW Work Health and Safety Regualtion 2017).

This HSR training course should be attended by elected HSRs who have requested approved training under the WHS Act to assist them in performing their role and using their powers under the WHS Act. Participants will gain an understanding of their role and powers and attain the necessary skills to meet the requirements of the WHS Act for elected Health and Safety Representatives.

The law says that a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is entitled to attend:

- a 5 day HSR Training Course that is approved by SafeWork NSW, and

- a 1 day HSR Refresher Course each year.

and the course fees and reasonable costs for attending the course must be paid by the PCBU.

HSR Topic Overview:
  • Day 1 - Workplace Health and Safety Framework.
  • Day 2 - Consultation, Representation and Participation
  • Day 3 - Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution and Minimising Risks
  • Day 4 - Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and incident Investigations (practical Activities)
  • Day 5 - Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and ceasing unsafe work
HSR Topic Details:
Day 1: The WHS legislative framework and the duties and obligatons of key parties
WHS legislative framework
Duty holders and their duties
New terminology
The role and function of SafeWork NSW
Day 2: Establishing representation in the workplace
Consultation, representation and participation
Election of HSRs and deputy HSRs in the workplace
The role of HSRs, deputy HSRs and Health and Safety Committee
PCBU obligations
Day 3: Effective consultation: Participation in issue resolution and monitoring risk controls as a HSRs
Effective consultation for Health and Safety Representatives, strategies and skills
Representing workers as a HSR
Monitoring and review of risk controls
Day 4: Monitoring PCBUs management of work health and safety
Workplace inspections and recording findings
Obligations relating to 'notifiable incidents'
Day 5: Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)
Purpose and function of a PIN and the process for issuing a PIN
Directing unsafe work to cease
Course Summary and Evaluation

Course Content is set by SafeWork NSW

HSR Facilitated eDelivery Requirements:
  • You must have a webcam and be visible to the trainer during the course.
  • Normal ID document checks exist.
  • You must attend all 5 days.
  • Students must be able to understand and comprehend English. The course is delivered in English.
  • This course can be delivered via Facilitated eDelivery anywhere in NSW
Quick Facts:
  • Delivery Options: This HSR course can be delivered in your workplace
  • Certification: All participants receive a SafeWork NSW approved certificate of attendance
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for the SafeWork NSW HSR training course
  • Course Duration: 5 Days. (This is a SafeWork NSW requirement). The traing dates need not be consecutive, but the HSR course must be completed within 6 months.
  • The HSR Training Courses can only be provided by a SafeWork NSW approved Training Provider.

    Easy HR is approved by SafeWork NSW to run the:

    - Initial 5 day HSR training course

    - 1 Day HSR Refresher Course

  • HSR Participants must provide government issued photo ID on the first day of training, before training commences.
Identity Document Requirements:
  • Original Identity documents must be provided before training commences
  • Documents must include: Full Name, Photo, Signature
  • Multiple documents may be used to meet these requirements
  • All documents must be original - certified copies are not permitted
  • All documents must be issued by a government body or a finacial institution
HSR Course Inclusions:
  • HSR training is facilitated by an experienced WHS professional with strong WHS knowledge
  • Practical and theoretical WHS activities
  • HSR Participant notes and a full copy of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • 12 months free access to our online HSR Resources portal

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