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 including management. At the same time, you help the business become more legally compliant with the safety 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 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 this 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.
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