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Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Training

Face to Face

Initial five day training course for QLD Health and Safety Representatives.

OPTION 1 - INTENSIVE BLOCK
5 days straight with a trainer
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OPTION 2 - EXTENDED
1 day per week over 5 weeks
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CSQ FUNDING

Funding is currently available for eligible members of the Queensland construction industry

Course Dates

Location (Central QLD) Start Date Places Left

For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

Course Details

Certification

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

Course Duration

  • Option 1 - Fast Track
    • 5 days consecutive
    • Face to Face in the classroom

  • Option 2 - Extended
    • 5 days over 5 weeks (1 day per week)
    • Face to Face in the classroom

Participants will have access to highly skilled and motivated HSR trainers who who have been in the VET training and assessment environment for many years. They will offer you an interactive, engaging and supportive learning environment.

Price

  • $765.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • QLD: Funding is available for eligible members of the construction industry. If eligible, pay only $176.00 - save $589.00! Check your eligibility and apply now.
  • For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking enquiry here for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

The role of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is primarily to liaise with other staff to identify health and safety issues and convey these to management. HSRs are elected by fellow staff to represent the views of the staff group.

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in Queensland. Pinnacle Safety and Training is a WorkSafe Queensland approved provider of this course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld).

HSRs in Queensland are entitled to attend this WorkSafe Queensland approved five day training course within three months of being elected as the HSR. Employers are required to allow the HSR to take paid time off work to attend this training and pay for training costs. Likewise, HSRs are also entitled to attend one day refresher courses at least every three years after the initial five day course has been completed (as per the Work Health and Safety legislation).

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Overview of the WHS legislative framework
  • Duties of various parties
  • Key WHS terminology
  • The role of WorkSafe Queensland and penalties for non‐compliance
  • 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 Delivery Format

​Courses are delivered in-person at a Pinnacle Safety and Training facility.

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

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide 100 points of ID to the trainer on the morning of day 1 of training. Click here to view document types and their associated points.
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English.

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

Parmalat

I had to do the HSR course and Pinnacle offered a one day per week option which meant I didn’t have to take an entire week off. And Andy was a great trainer. Thanks Andy.

Marissa M - Brisbane, QLD

Public Course Participant

Trainer made the course interesting and enjoyable.

Robyn H. - Brisbane, QLD

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