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Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Training

Face to Face

Initial five day training course for NSW 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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REFRESHER COURSE
1 day refresher program
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Course Dates

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Virtual Classroom [NSW Only] Mon, Oct 18, 2021 (7:30am [AEDT])
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Dec 13, 2021 (7:30am)
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Course Details

Certification

Participants will receive a SafeWork NSW 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
    • Virtual Classroom (‘Zoom’-style) distance learning

  • Option 2 - Extended
    • 5 days over 5 weeks (1 day per week)
    • Face to Face in the classroom
    • Virtual Classroom (‘Zoom’-style) distance learning

    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

  • $650.00 pp for public courses (in-person or online). Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book 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.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NSW PARTICIPANTS

In accordance with the current NSW Government roadmap guidance, all students (16 years and over) attending our courses at our Sydney training centre from 11 October 2021 must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are double vaccinated, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination certificate to your course. Instructions on how to access this certificate are available here.

If you are booking on behalf of other participants, please ensure they are double vaccinated and will have their certificate available on the day of their course.

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 New South Wales. Pinnacle Safety and Training is a SafeWork NSW approved provider of this course, which is compliant under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

HSRs in New South Wales are entitled to attend this SafeWork NSW approved five day training course within three months of making a request for such training to their PCBU. Employers are required to allow the HSR to take time off work to attend this training. Likewise, HSRs are also 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 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 SafeWork NSW 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

Pinnacle Safety and Training offers both in-person (at one of our training facilities) and online via a “Virtual Classroom” (with a live-trainer facilitating) delivery formats. Please ensure you check the delivery format prior to booking.

​What is a “Virtual Classroom”?

SafeWork NSW has approved Pinnacle Safety and Training to deliver Health and Safety Representative training via Connected Delivery (Virtual Classroom). This is in a ‘Zoom’-style online learning environment that allows for live interaction (audio and video) between a trainer and their students as they are participating in learning and assessment activities.

A number of important factors must be considered in determining which delivery format may be right for you. These include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Computer hardware, peripherals and environment
    • Do you have a modern laptop or desktop computer?
    • Can you ensure you are in a quiet room for the duration of your sessions?
    • Do you have a headset or headphones with a microphone (such as those supplied with mobile phones) compatible with your computer?
    • Do you have a webcam?
    • Do you have a reliable and fast internet connection suitable for streaming video?
    • Do you have a strong level of computer literacy?

If the answer to any of the above questions is “no”, we recommend attending one of our face-to-face sessions. Students who elect to undertake their training via Virtual Classroom must agree with all terms and conditions pertaining to this mode of delivery.

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 valid ID (e.g. Driver’s Licence, passport) to the trainer on the morning of day 1 of training
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English.
  • Students undertaking training via Virtual Classroom must also provide evidence they are physically within the borders of NSW at the time of their training

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

I have been a Workplace trainer and assessor for over 20 years. I found the way Peter conducted the course to be extremely interesting and informative. The participants came from a wide variety of industries and Peter used this to create scenarios to explain different sections of the Act & Regulations. A very worthwhile course that was presented extremely well. Thank you!

Darrin H. - Sydney, NSW

Qantas

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