Looking for the best HSR Training SafeWork NSW course for your Health & Safety Rep? You’ve come to the right place.
Here at Leading Safety Training, we deliver exceptional Health and Safety Representative Training NSW courses to those who operate as their company’s safety representative. A SafeWork NSW approved course, our Health and Safety Representative Training in NSW is frequently available, offered at affordable rates, and conducted by some of the leading training professionals across the state of NSW. Book your HSR Training SafeWork NSW with Leading Safety today.
Leading Safety Training deliver a HSR Training SafeWork NSW course that equips representatives with knowledge, skill and protection.
The role of a Health and Safety Representative is to identify all health and safety concerns with an organisation, liaises with workers on-site and communicate all safety concerns to upper management. As such, it’s essential that your health and safety representative is knowledgeable, well-versed in operations safety and equipped with the correct skills to ensure a safe workplace. Essentially, we make sure that each health and safety representative is left with the highest level of training.
What’s Involved in the 5 Day HSR Training SafeWork NSW?
Interpreting the WHS legislative framework
Day one of representative training includes discussing the key parties within each organisation, their legislative obligations and health and safety duties in NSW.
Establishing representation in the workplace
It’s important to note the required representation in each workplace: Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) and other arrangements in NSW.
Participating in effective consultation
We outline managing negotiation, issue resolution and contributing to the minimisation of risks in the workplace.
Monitoring PCBU’s management of WHS risks
Health & Safety Representatives must be well versed in risk management and control, including workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation protocols in NSW.
Issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices
The 5 Day HSR Training SafeWork NSW will outline and break down PINs and directing the cessation of unsafe work.
The Health and Safety Representative Training in NSW runs over 5 Days. The course duration is 6.5 hours each day. This applies to both face-to-face & Zoom HSR training.
Course assessment of Health and Safety Representation Training is informal.
An HSR training course certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who complete the 5 day course in NSW. The course & 5 Day HSR Training is NSW SafeWork Approved.
HSR Training SafeWork NSW FAQ
Is HSR Training Mandatory in NSW?
In NSW and NSW, it is not mandatory to have a Health and Safety Representative. In other Australian states, legislation varies. For example, in Queensland, it is compulsory to elect and have a Health and Safety Representative.
In NSW, if a worker requests an HSR, then work groups must be first assembled to allow for the successful election of representation. From there, the PCBU consults with the HSR going forward. It is not compulsory to have an individual within your workplace undergo HSR training in NSW; however, Health and Safety Representative Training in NSW are strongly recommended for the sole reason of effective and comprehensive health and safety management.
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 a workgroup. A significant component of health and safety representation in NSW is communication – the training for HSRs in NSW centres on communicating with managers, business owners, workers and others around the health and safety concerns within a workplace.
How Much Does the HSR Training SafeWork NSW Cost?
At Leading Safety Training, our five-day health and safety representative training in NSW costs $690 for public courses and is facilitated through our sister company, Coastal OHS; a SafeWork approved course provider. We also offer on-site delivery of representative Training across NSW and the state. If you’d like to learn more about our on-site training course prices in NSW, contact our team today for a total price breakdown.
What Are the Duties of a Health & Safety Representative in NSW?
- Represent the interests and concerns of the workgroup
- Successful communication between management, workgroup and PCBU
- Identify potential hazards, risks and dangers in the workplace
- Conduct health and safety audits
- Make recommendations regarding health and safety
- Direct unsafe work to halt if they have reason to believe that someone is at risk
- Investigate any incidents
- Conduct regular inspections
- Issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) in the case of a WHS breach
- Attend Health and Safety Committee Meetings in NSW
How Do You Become a Health and Safety Representative in NSW?
You become a health and safety representative within your workplace by being elected within the workplace by a working group of individuals.
As the health and safety representative will act for and represent people in a working group, the working group will elect a representative to take on the role of HSR. Workers only elect an HSR within a workplace after an agreement on the workgroups has been reached. All workers are entitled to select one or more Health and Safety Representatives and deputy HSRs for a three-year term.
Representatives are to then ensure they are well trained with an HSR Training SafeWork NSW. Training will cover everything from the legislative framework, key WHS terminology, penalties for non-compliance, how to resolve WHS concerns, incident notification and investigation, and issuing PINS and directing unsafe work to cease.
Can I Take A HSR Training SafeWork NSW Online?
Yes! Here at Leading Safety Training, we’ve adapted our course offerings to facilitate successful health and safety representative training in NSW via Zoom. The traditionally face-to-face course can be conducted on-site or completed via virtual Training on Zoom with an NSW-based teacher.