This course is endorsed by Work Safe Queensland (https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-training/health-and-safety-representative-training) and is designed to provide refresher training for those already qualified as a Health and Safety Representative. This one-day refresher should be attended annually to ensure HSRs are kept current with their legislative knowledge. This course will provide HSRs with additional information and skills required under the new WHS legislation including:
an understanding of the new Work Health and Safety legislation
an understanding of how it applies to their role as elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) and the additional knowledge and skills necessary to exercise their responsibilities under the new WHS legislation in issuing PINs and directing the cessation of unsafe work
The target audience for delivery of this course includes all elected Work Health and Safety Committee members or WHS Representatives in QLD who wish to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS Act framework.
Persons eligible for the HSR Refresher Training are to have completed the five day Health and Safety Representative training and a copy of the certificate must be provided at the time of enrolment. The persons must also be a WHS Representative or WHS Committee member elected to represent a work group under the QLD WHS legislation within two years prior to the commencement of the WHS legislation, who is taken to be a HSR under the WHS Act.
This course aims to familiarise participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their role as Health and Safety Representatives. A HSR who has undertaken the bridging training will be taken to have undergone the initial training prescribed by the WHS Regulations referred to in section 72(1) for the purposes of issuing a direction to cease unsafe work under section 85 and issuing a provisional improvement notice under section 90 of the WHS Act (see sections 85(6)(a) and 90(4)(a)). This course aims to provide deemed HSRs with information and knowledge on:
- The WHS legislative framework and key changes;
- Key changes in WHS terminology;
- Changes in the duties in relation to work health and safety;
- Requirements for consultation, representation and participation on work health and safety matters in the workplace;
- The role of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committee (HSCs);
- HSR’s additional powers including the issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and directing the ceasing of unsafe work;
- Enforcement measures available for breaches of WHS legislation; and
- The roles of unions and WHS entry permit holders under the WHS Act
The course is intended to assist HSRs and deputy HSRs to understand how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. This course will provide deemed HSRs with additional information and skills required for HSRs under the new WHS legislation including:
- an understanding of the new Work Health and Safety legislation;
- an understanding of how it applies to their role as elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR); and
- the additional knowledge and skills necessary to use their new powers under the new WHS legislation in issuing Provisional Improvement Notices and directing unsafe work to cease.
Health and Safety Representative Training is non-competency based and not formally assessed. Participants who attend the HSR training (one day refresher) will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the Health & Safety Representative Training Course, issued by Improve Group RTO #31506.
To enrol for this course, please click on your preferred training date or contact us for more information.
For non-residents of Queensland, please call 1800 886 269 or submit the enquiry form below.
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