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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher Training

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One day refresher training for Health and Safety Representatives.

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Perth - Canning Vale Mon, Aug 12, 2024 (7:30am)
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Course Details


Participants will receive a WorkSafe WA Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training Statement of Attendance. This Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

Course Duration

One day.


Course Overview

This course is designed to renew the knowledge and skills Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) have attained during their initial five day HSR training course. Pinnacle Safety and Training is a WorkSafe WA approved provider of this course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020.

HSRs in Western Australia are entitled to attend one day refresher courses every twelve months, commencing one year after the initial five day course has been completed (as per the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulation 2022.

Course Outline

  • Overview and interpretation of the WHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties
  • Key WHS terminology
  • Requirements and mechanisms for consultation in the workplace on work health and safety issues
  • The role, entitlements and protections available for HSRs and Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • Resolving workplace health and safety issues through negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Identifying hazards and ways in which they can be eliminated or minimised
  • Incident notification and investigation
  • Issuing Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and directing unsafe work to cease.

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced WHS industry practitioner with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Practical and theoretical activities
  • Participant notes and a full copy of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Each Trainee Must Provide

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Have successfully completed either:
    • A WorkSafe WA approved five day initial Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training course in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2022, or
    • A WorkSafe WA approved one day refresher course in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2022, or
    • in the case of a person who was already a HSR before commencement day, until the balance of the person’s term under the repealed enactment expires;
      • the period of 1 year starting on commencement day expires;
      • an election is requested in the HSR’s workplace and a different person is elected.
      • Therefore, a student who completed the older SHR course is eligible to complete the Refresher course without completing the new HSR 5-day course if that person continues to be a HSR under the provisions of section 397.

Your trainer was informative, amusing, helpful and an all round engaging trainer. He clearly communicated the course content and expected outcomes. I personally find it rare to enjoy classroom activities but the 5 days with this trainer was definitely the exception. My normal way of thinking and looking at problems were challenged and questioned for the better, I feel more capable in my role as a HSR and look forward to putting the knowledge and strategies into practice.

Brendan J. - Brisbane, QLD


Raymond was one of the most knowledgeable persons on this subject I have ever met. Will recommend him to my management for future courses.

Nathan G. - Toowoomba, QLD

Toowoomba Regional Council

Bob was an excellent trainer. He was personable, had a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the topics and he was able to tailor the theory to our work environment. Throughout the training he provided practical examples from his own experience, or that of others, to assist us in understanding the theory, which was very helpful. The training was extensive and has provided me with not only a greater understanding of my role, but also strategies to implement the training and knowledge of resources to assist me in the role. Thank you Bob!

Sharyn K. - Milford, QLD

Scenic Rim Regional Council