HSR Training Requirements

What the law says

NSW HSR Training Requirements

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.


The HSR Course: HSR training provides Health and Safety Representatives with information and skills that will assist them:

  • to be effective in the mandatory consultation process between their work group and the PCBU.
  • to represent their work group.
  • to carry out their role and functions with a view to being a positive influence on health and safety outcomes in their work area.

Our HSR Trainers:
  • Easy HR HSR Trainers meet the qualification and experience requirements set out by SafeWork NSW. All our HSR trainers are specialists in consultation training and have extensive industry-based knowledge and skills.
  • Our trainers focus on developing skills to resolve health and safety issues in a non-confrontational way that promotes the best safety outcomes for the workplace.

Quick Facts:
  • Safework NSW sets the duration of the HSR course.
    The HSR Initial course is 5 days, and the HSR refresher course is 1 day.
  • The HSR course cannot be conducted online.
  • The NSW HSR course can only be conducted face to face in NSW.
  • Particpants must provide Government issued Photo ID before they start the course.
  • Particpants on the Refresher course MUST provide the trainer with their ORIGINAL HSR certificate.
  • The HSR Training Courses can only be provided by a SafeWork NSW Approved Training Provider.

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