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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 - FACE-TO-FACE INTENSIVE
5 days in the classroom
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OPTION 2 - FACE-TO-FACE EXTENDED
1 day per week over 5 weeks
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REFRESHER COURSE
1 day refresher program
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Course Dates

Location (NSW) Start Date Places Left
Sydney - Silverwater (C3 Conference Centre) {1 day/wk format} Wed, Sep 25, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Sep 30, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Sydney Olympic Park (Netball Centre) Mon, Oct 21, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Nov 04, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Fri, Nov 08, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Nov 18, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Sydney Olympic Park (Netball Centre) Mon, Dec 02, 2019 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Thu, Jan 09, 2020 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Jan 13, 2020 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Feb 10, 2020 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Thu, Feb 20, 2020 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Feb 24, 2020 (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: Five days (back-to-back)
  • Option 2: One day per week over five weeks

Price

  • $650.00 pp for public courses. Book online and save $10.00! (scroll up, find your date, and click Book Now)
  • For group or company bookings, please contact us 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 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 Work Health and Safety Act 2011).

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 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.

I thought everything was great. Easy to enrol, emails explained clearly, etc. Straun was a great trainer. Managed to teach me about HSR and legislation without putting me to sleep!

Nicholas G. - Brisbane, QLD

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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

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Trainer made the course interesting and enjoyable.

Robyn H. - Brisbane, QLD

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