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Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) Training

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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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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Wed, Apr 28, 2021 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Mon, May 31, 2021 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Wed, Jul 07, 2021 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Mon, Aug 09, 2021 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater Mon, Sep 06, 2021 (7:30am)
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Sydney - Silverwater {1 day/wk format} Wed, Sep 15, 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: 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 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 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.

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

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

Nicholas G. - Brisbane, QLD

Team Rock Anchors

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

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