HSR Training

5 Days : SafeWork NSW approved

HSR 5 Day Training

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. 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.

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 Course Topics:
  • 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

Quick Facts:
  • Delivery Options: This HSR course can be delivered in your workplace. SafeWork NSW does not allow the HSR training course to be conducted online.
  • Certification: All participants receive a SafeWork NSW approved certificate of attendance
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for the 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.
  • This course can only be conducted face to face in NSW. This is a SafeWork NSW requirement.
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