What HSR Training is available for a Health and Safety Representative?
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 Refresher Course approved by SafeWork NSW
and the course fees and reasonable costs for attending the course must be paid by the PCBU.
Click here for details of the 5 day HSR Training Course
Click here for the details of the 1 day HSR Refresher Course
Training for Management
Courtenell is also offering an information session for managers and supervisors so they understand the role and powers of HSRs.
Click here for details of the Understanding the Role of your HSRs Information Session. Please call our office for further information and package offers when you book HSR training.
What are the benefits of HSR Training?
THSR 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.
What are the Aims of HSR training?
The aims of HSR Training are to provide Health and Safety Representatives with information and skills relating to:
WHS Act legislative framework
The role and functions of SafeWork and their interaction with Health and Safety Representatives
Duties and responsibilities of PCBUs, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act
The purpose and formation of a workgroup (or workgroups) within the workplace
Election process for Health and Safety Representatives and disqualification provisions
Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected Health and Safety Representative
Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a Health and Safety Representative to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues
Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation
How Health and Safety Representatives can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
Provisional Improvement Notices and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of unsafe work
Who Can Attend HSR Training?
Persons who have been elected by their workgroup as a Health and
Safety Representative can attend HSR Training.
Managers or supervisors who want to gain an understanding of the role and powers of HSRs can also attend these courses. Please note, completing this training does not entitle non-HSRs to the powers of an HSR.
Who can deliver HSR Training?
The HSR Training Courses can only be provided by a SafeWork Approved Training Provider. Courtenell is a SafeWork NSW Approved Training Provider.
Where is HSR Training Delivered?
Courtenell can deliver HSR Training onsite at your premises or at one of our public venues in Sydney.
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