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Health Safety Representative provides the initial 5 day HSR training course and the 1 day HSR Refresher/ Bridging course as face to face courses, either at one of our training locations or at your site Face to Face or via Virtual Delivery Mode.

Initial 5 Day HSR training

for HSRs who have not completed 30630QLD – Functioning as a Workplace Health and Safety Representative

1 Day HSR Refresher/Bridging course

for existing HSRs requiring their annual refresher or who have completed 30630QLD

 

Initial HSR Training

This training course is designed to give participants the skills and experience required to carry out their role as elected HSR Representatives. Participants will understand their role, powers and function in the representation, monitoring, investigation and enquiry into WHS management at their workplace under the WHS Act.

Completion of this course is required for HSRs to perform their additional powers & functions as outlined in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Duration: 5 Days

Price: $880/ participant + GST

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The course includes the following modules and topics:

Module 1: Interpreting the work health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR

  1. Understand the context of WHS legislation and practise
  2. Understand the objects and principles of the WHS Act
  3. Identify various elements of the legislative framework
  4. Understand the role and functions of WHSQ and their interaction with the HSRs
  5. Understand the safe work approach to work health and safety issues

Module 2: Identify key parties and their legislative obligations and Duties

  1. Summarise the duties and responsibilities of PCBUs under the Legislation
  2. Identify the duties and responsibilities of officers, workers and other parties
  3. Identify and discuss the range of enforcement options

Module 3: Establishing representation in the workplace

  1. Outline of the purpose and formation of workgroup/s within the workplace
  2. Understand the election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions
  3. Understand the function of a Health and Safety Committee ( HSC)
  4. Understand and explain the entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR

Module 4: Participate in consultation and issue resolution.

  1. Describe the nature of the consultation process with workers and required of the primary PCBU by the Act
  2. Identify a range of strategies that support the consultation process
  3. Use negotiation skills and strategies to resolve work
  4. Represent workers on health and safety issues in a range of circumstances
  5. Discuss the benefits of effective representation and constructive consultation between PCBU, other duty holders and workers

Module 5: Represent members in the WHS risk management process undertaken by the PCBU

  1. Understanding the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation to manage risks to the health and safety of workers and other persons at the workplace
  2. Understand how HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
  3. Understand basic management concepts
  4. Identify the PCBUs obligation in relation to incident notification
  5. Identify the type of assistance or support inspectors and entry permit holders can provide a HSR

Module 6: Issuing a Provisional Notice ( PIN) and directing the Cessation of Work

  1. Provide an overview of Provisional Improvement Notices
  2. Understand the features and contents of a PIN
  3. Identify the range of actions arising once a PIN is issued and identify who would take these actions
  4. Provide an overview of the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work

 

HSR Refresher/Bridging

This training course is designed to refresh participant’s understanding of the skills required to carry out their role as elected HSR Representatives. Participants will refresh their knowledge of their role, powers and function in the representation, monitoring, investigation and enquiry into WHS management at their workplace and provide an update of any legislation, regulation or information changes.

Duration: 1 Day

Price: $350/ participant + GST

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The course includes the following modules and topics:

Module 1 WHS framework, WHS Terminology and Duties

  1. WHS framework
  2. WHS Terminology duty holders and duties
  3. Role and function of the regulators
  4. Penalties under the WHS Act

Module 2: Consultation, Participation and Representation

  1. Consultation under the new WHS legislation
  2. Workgroups
  3. Election and Role of HSRs
  4. Role of a Health and Safety Committee
  5. Role of the PCBU and the inspectorate in consultation

Module 3: Consultation and Issue Resolution as a HSR and HSC member

  1. Role of the HSR in consultation
  2. Investigating complaints
  3. Issue Resolution
  4. Assistance and support for HSRs

Module 4: Managing Risks and Notifiable Incidents

  1. Managing risk and related duties
  2. Monitoring and review of risk controls – PCBUs and HSRs
  3. Notifiable incidents – roles and duties

Module 5: Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and ceasing unsafe work

  1. Overview of PINs
  2. Circumstances for issuing PINs and ceasing unsafe work
  3. Ceasing unsafe work