HSR Training

Health & Safety Rep Initial Training – 5 Days, SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT and Comcare Approved

Our HSR Training Courses

Looking to undertake the initial 5 day HSR training course? You’ve come to the right place! We deliver exceptional Health and Safety Representative training approved by SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT or Comcare for all Australia.

We deliver these courses face to face onsite anywhere in NSW or the ACT.  Alternatively, we can run these courses live via Zoom or Teams should that be more suitable for you.

For Comcare participants, we can run this course face to face anywhere onsite in Australia, or if you have participants from different States or Territories, we can run this course live via Zoom or Teams.

We also run public courses throughout the year.  Check out this site regularly for dates.

HSR training can be delivered in a wide variety of training days such as: 1 day per week, 5 days straight, 2 and 3 days over 2 weeks etc.

If you have a group of participants we will work with you regarding what time schedule best suits your needs.  The course must be completed within 6 months of commencement.

Work health and safety is a top priority for any business and affects all workers from entry level through to top level management. Well trained HSRs can become a valuable resource to both management and non management workers in making sure that safety lives in the minds and hearts of all.  Our course delivery ensures that all participants are capable of making a valuable contribution to a positive safety culture.

Good safety is good for business.

Course Fees

Contact info@leadingsafetytraining.com

Over 20 Years Industry WHS Experience

Courses are delivered by our parent company Coastal OHS Services Pty Ltd

HSR 5 Day Initial Training

Approved to Deliver in NSW, ACT and by COMCARE for all Australia

HSR Training Approved by SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT or Comcare

We are approved by SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT and Comcare to deliver HSR training in NSW, the ACT and the Commonwealth jurisdictions.

HSR training courses are delivered by our parent company Coastal OHS Services Pty Ltd

What’s Involved in 5 Day HSR Training?

Day 1

Interpreting the WHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR & Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties

This includes discussing the key parties within each organisation, their legislative obligations and health and safety duties.


Day 2

Establishing representation in the workplace

How to set up the required representation in each workplace in accordance with the WHS Act 2011:  Health & Safety Reps (HSRs), Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) and other arrangements.


Day 3

Participating in consultation and issues resolution

We provide tools and skills to achieve effective communication and negotiation, issue resolution and contributing to the risk management process in the workplace.

Day 4

Represent members in the WHS risk management process undertaken by the PCBU

Risk management and control include workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation.


Day 5

Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of unsafe work

The 5th day training will provide an overview of PINs and directing the cessation of unsafe work.

Course Outcomes

  Course Duration

The training course runs over 5 Days. The course duration is scheduled for 7 hours each day. This applies to both face-to-face & Zoom training.



Course assessment of Health and Safety Representation Training is informal.

  Course Awards

A HSR training certificate will be issued to all participants who complete the 5-day course.

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5 Day HSR Training via Zoom, Teams, Public or Onsite

Leading Safety Training delivers exceptional Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training either via live connected delivery or on-site in NSW, the ACT or in the Commonwealth jurisdiction (anywhere in Australia) through our parent company Coastal OHS Services Pty Ltd.  Given the digital landscape we are now working in, we’ve adapted HSR training to meet the unique demands of online delivery: we now offer the course live using the Zoom or Teams platforms.  All you need is a webcam, audio and a secure internet connection, and you’re good to go.

Our regulator approved HSR training meets the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulation and is completed over approximately 7 hours each day over 5 days.

HSR training courses can be run in a variety of ways such as: 5 days straight, 1 day per week, 2 and 3 days over 2 weeks etc.

If you have a group of participants, talk to us what best suits you.

What previous participants have said about our HSR Training

The Importance of the Highest Quality Health & Safety Representative Training

The quality of HSR training delivery is critical.  All parties must be absolutely clear about the requirements under WHS Act so there is no confusion about the role and functions of the HSR and the legal duties that all parties have.  This will lead to more effective safety management, a safer workplace, less costly business disruptions and thus a better business.

Well trained HSRs are a valuable resource to both workers and management.  Our trainers, through their extensive real life industry experience, understand the importance of safe workplaces, successful business and how a HSR can make a positive contribution to achieving just that.

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Become a HSR and make a valuable contribution to workplace safety

As an HSR, you need to understand your roles, functions, WHS laws and how to communicate effectively to really make a positive difference in the workplace.  Safety is not rocket science – our 5 day training is relatively easy, understandable and direct.  We make sure that you will gain the right knowledge, skills and tools so that you can effectively fulfill your role as a HSR

Our HSR courses are delivered by a team of facilitators who have extensive experience, qualifications and backgrounds in a variety of relevant industries. Whether you’re completing the five day course or the one day refresher training, you will be placed in the hands of health and safety professionals who talk from experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Health and Safety Representative?

Health and Safety Representatives, commonly referred to as HSRs, are workers who have been elected to represent the health and safety interests of their work group.  HSRs have roles and functions under the WHS Act.  If they have completed a regulator approved HSR course they also have powers to issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and to direct unsafe work to cease.


Work health and safety is critical to any workplace in Australia. The Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training provides a wide range of learning outcomes aimed to identify and address safety issues faced in the workplace.

As one of the leading NSW health and safety training providers, our HSR courses can be completed online via Zoom and is approved by SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT and Comcare

Elected HSRs are entitled to attend a HSR training course approved by the regulator in their State/Territory or by Comcare for Commonwealth workers.


How Do You Become a Health and Safety Representative (HSR)?

Anyone can nominate for the role as a HSR.  You become a health and safety representative within your workplace by being elected by the workers in a work group.

As the health and safety representative, you can represent the workers in your work group.  HSR elections take place after an agreement on the number and make up of work groups has been reached. All work group members are entitled to vote for one or more HSRs and deputy HSRs for a three-year term.


Is Health and Safety Representative Training Mandatory?

In most States/Territories it is not mandatory to have Health and Safety Representatives in your workplace.  HSR training is mandatory in Queensland and Western Australia.

In other States and Territories, HSR training is not compulsory, it is an entitlement, which means that if the HSR requests this training, the PCBU must arrange for the training to occur.  HSR training is of course strongly recommended.  Trained HSRs can make a valuable contribution to effective health and safety management.


What Is Involved in HSR Training?

During the 5 day course we will cover a number of key topic areas to ensure you can effectively carry out your role as a HSR rep.  Across the five days we will cover WHS legislative framework, the requirements for representation in the workplace, effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills, risk management, provisional improvement notices and directing unsafe work to cease. These are key topics covered during the five days however  there is much more detail contained within these topics themselves. We deliver courses in a conversational manner which means that you can  ask any questions anytime regarding the content.


What Are the Duties of an Elected HSR?

HSRs do NOT have duties under the WHS Act.  Instead they have functions and powers.
HSRs can therefore not be held personally liable for anything done in good faith.

Some of the HSR functions and powers are listed below:

  • A HSR is elected to represent the safety interests and concerns of the workgroup
  • Communication between management and work group members
  • Identify potential hazards, risks in the workplace
  • Conduct health and safety workplace inspections
  • Make recommendations regarding health and safety improvements
  • Direct unsafe work to cease if they have reason to believe that someone is at imminent risk of a serious injury
  • Investigate any incidents
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of WHS measures taken by the PCBU
  • Issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) in the case of a suspected WHS breach (only if trained)
  • Direct unsafe work to cease (only if trained)
  • Attend Health and Safety Committee Meetings


Can I Undertake Training Online?

YES.  We deliver HSR training live via Zoom or Teams.  We also deliver the HSR course face to face onsite.  Courses can be delivered in one block of 5 days or 1 day per week or any combination that suits you.  The course must be completed within 6 months of commencement.


How Much Does the 5 Day HSR Course Cost?

Contact us for a quote.

We will deliver these courses in NSW, the ACT and in the Commonwealth (all States/Territories).
Contact us for a quotation.

Call us

02 4382 3055

HSR Training Approvals

SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe ACT, Comcare
(all States & Territories)

Course Fee for Groups

Onsite or via Zoom: POA