Health and Safety Representative Course - SafeWork NSW

5 Day Course

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to provide HSRs with information and skills relating to:


  • The Work Health and Safety Framework,

  • The role and functions of the Regulator

  • Legislative requirements of all persons whom have health and safety duties under WHS law

  • Consultation, Representation and Participation

  • The purpose and formation of  workgroups within the workplace

  • Election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions,

  • Representing workers as part of a health and safety committee (HSC),

  • The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR,

  • Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution

  • Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation

  • How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace,

  • P.I.Ns and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work.

Who Should Do the Course?

Persons whom have been elected as HSRs to represent the members of workgroups within your workplace, including Deputy HSRs. The course can also be accessed by other members of your organisation such as health & safety committee members, managers and supervisors, to assist them in understanding the legislative requirements relating to consultation requirements in the workplace.
(Note: Although anyone can attend the training and obtain a certificate only current elected or “deemed” HSRs can exercise the power and functions assigned to HSRs whom have completed the training.) 



5 days  -  9am to 4.00pm



All trainers meet the qualification and experience requirements set out by SafeWork NSW for delivering this training.


Delivery Locations

Public courses are delivered in convenient locations around Sydney - Sydney CBD, Campbelltown and Blacktown. Follow this link for Venue Maps

This course is available for delivery at your site.

What to bring on the day

Evidence of your identity (eg. Drivers License or passport) A completed ID Form, to be handed to the Trainer


Course information
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Onsite Courses

Does your company have 6 or more staff needing  HSR training? We can run this course for you at your site.

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