Safety and Health Rep
Refresher Training

(HSR) Refresher Training – 1 Day, SafeWork NSW approved

Health and Safety Representatives are entitled to complete the 1-day refresher training each year for the duration of their tenure.

This refresher training ensures you provide a safe working environment by maintaining your knowledge and skills of workplace health and safety. The role of a Health and Safety Representative is to represent the working group that elected them and ensure their safety is maintained and concerns are met. This includes liaising with staff and communicating all identified safety concerns to management. Staff elect a HSR who is able to undergo an initial 5-day training course and is entitled to attend a 1-day safety and health rep refresher course every year.

The HSR refresher course is conducted by experts who provide HSR with updates surrounding best practices and legislation.

Representative refresher training is imperative for any business to ensure the safety and satisfaction of staff in the workplace. Your role as a health and safety representative directly impacts the rate of incidents and disruptions in your workplace. This role provides you with the position to make a positive impact on the well-being of your peers and the success of the business. The contributions you make to foster a safer environment will be informed by the up-to-date information you receive as part of your 1-day refresher course and initial training.

Upfront Pricing

$335.00

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

Courses delivered by Coastal OHS Services RTO No 91577

HSR Refresher Training

1 Day NSW SafeWork Approved Course

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Outstanding Safety and Health Rep Refresher Courses

At Leading Safety Training, helping representatives establishing and maintaining safe working environments is our passion. Our outstanding safety and health rep refresher programs equip our representatives with all the tools they need to keep their peers free from harm and danger on the Job.

The 1-day HSR Refresher course ensures health and safety representatives are operating with a current informed understanding of best industry practices and amendments to work health and safety legislation. Complying with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the course is provided through Coastal OHS who, like Leading Safety Training, utilise the expert knowledge of their teachers to deliver an outstanding course throughout NSW.

HSR Training

Topics Discussed

  Interpreting the WHS legislative framework

Key parties, their legislative obligations and duties

 

 Establishing representation in the workplace

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) and other arrangements

 

 Participating in effective consultation

Negotiation, issue resolution and contributing to the minimisation of risks

 Monitoring PCBU’s management of WHS risks

Workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation

 

 Issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices

PINs and directing the cessation of unsafe work

Course Outcomes

  Course Duration

The Course runs for 1 day, approximately 6.5 hours.

 

Assessment

Assessment for the course is informal

  Course Awards

All participants will be issued with an HSR refresher certificate of attendance upon completion.

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1 Day HSR Refresher Course Onsite or via Zoom

The 1-Day Refresher course can be completed face-to-face at one of our locations across the state as well as online via Zoom or on-site anywhere in NSW. We aim to meet the new changes brought about to our personal and professional lives by providing HSR refresher training through a digital platform. To complete the online course all you will need is a stable internet connection and a webcam.

As a Safework NSW Approved course, our 1-Day safety and health rep refresher course meets the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulation (2017). The 1- day course is also optimised to efficiently teach participants all the relevant material within the 6.5-hour time frame.

What’s Involved in the HSR 1- Day Refresher Course?

The 1-day HSR Refresher course will build upon your foundational understanding of work health and safety practices by covering a variety of topics. These topics will help to improve your capacity as a Health and Safety Representative by equipping you with actionable knowledge that you can apply upon return to your place of work.  The completion of this refresher course will leave you with the confidence to act on current information and provide value to your workplace in creating a safer professional environment.

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1-Day HSR Refresher Course via Online or Onsite

The 1-Day Refresher course can be completed face-to-face at one of our locations across the state as well as online via Zoom or on-site anywhere in NSW. We aim to meet the new changes brought about to our personal and professional lives by providing HSR refresher training through a digital platform. To complete the online course all you will need is a stable internet connection and a webcam.

 

As a Safework NSW Approved course, our 1-Day safety and health rep refresher course meets the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulation (2017). The 1- day course is also optimised to efficiently teach participants all the relevant material within the 6.5-hour time frame.

Safety and Health Rep Refresher FAQ

Why Do I Need to Refresh HSR Training?

At Leading Safety Training, safety is our priority. After completing the initial health and safety training, you will possess a foundational understanding to maintain and improve the health and safety standards in your place of work. However as this is a space in which the government, industry and training organisations such as us are reviewing and improving best practices and guidelines it is important to complete refresher courses. These safety and health rep refresher courses ensure you are kept up to date with government and industry changes and are extending your capacity to operate as a health and safety representative. We make sure to equip you with a current and informed understanding so you can make the best decisions for your workplace environment.

 

Can I Complete HSR Training Online?

Absolutely. At Leading Safety Training, we have upheld our promise to deliver second to none health and safety representative training and now offer it online via Zoom. We still provide face to face training on site, we have just made it available for those who wish to complete safety and health rep refresher courses via Zoom as well.

 

Is HSR Training an Essential Requirement in NSW?

Unlike other Australian states, NSW does not have legislation to make it mandatory to have a Health and Safety Representative. In other states, Queensland for example, election of a Health and Safety Representative is mandatory.

However, they still serve a purpose and are relied on in NSW. In NSW, a worker can request for a HSR where work groups are assembled to elect a representative. After this, the PCBU communicates with the HSR directly. Although it is not mandatory, HSR training and refresher courses are strongly recommended to be completed by an individual in your workplace to ensure effective health and safety management within your workplace.

 

What Are the Duties of a Health & Safety Representative?

  • Give recommendations in regard to health and safety
  • Perform routine inspections
  • Represent work group and their interests and concerns
  • Attend Health and Safety Committee Meetings
  • Utilise channels of communication between management, work group and PCBU
  • Conduct health and safety audits
  • Halt unsafe work if they believe that an individual is at risk
  • In the event of a WHS breach, issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN
  • Thoroughly Investigate any incidents
  • Identify potential hazards, risks and dangers in the workplace

 

What Does HSR Stand For and What Do They Do?

HSR is the common abbreviation for a Health and Safety Representative. Representatives are elected workers who are responsible with representing the health and safety interests of their work group. Communication is a central component to health and safety representation and as such the majority of training covers communicating with business owners, workers, managers and others concerned with workplace health and safety.

 

Do I Need to Attend the Safety and Health Rep Refresher Course Every Year?

Although not overly complicated, it is essential as a HSR that you understand your role, safety legislation and effective methods of communication to make a positive difference to your workplace. Our 1-day HSR refresher course is vital in updating your knowledge and skills as a health and safety representative. As a HSR you are entitled to attend a 1-day refresher course during your term. Our refresher course is delivered by facilitators with extensive experience and qualifications in safety training from relevant industries.

We will deliver these courses on-site ANYWHERE in NSW. Contact us for a quotation.

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02 4382 3055

Locations

New South Wales

HSR training is delivered through our sister company Coastal OHS Services.

Course Fee

OnSite Delivery POA
Public Courses $690pp