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HSR Training - Health and Safety Representative (Brisbane / Townsville / Queensland)

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  • Price$895.00
  • Duration5 Days
  • Competency

    Certificate of Completion

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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 fulfill their role as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in Queensland.

HSR's in Queensland must undertake the five-day WHSQ approved training course within three months of their election. If a worker chooses not to undertake the training within the time period, they will no longer be eligible to fulfil the role of HSR and will need to be replaced.

HSR's and deputy HSR's can ask a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to attend approved courses. Employers are required allow the HSR to take time off work to attend this training.

HSR's are also required to attend a refresher course at least every three years (with the entitlement to refresher training beginning three years after the initial training). If a person has gone over the three-year refresher period, WHSQ requires the person to attend the full 5-day initial HSR course again.

Upcoming Training Courses

Townsville: HSR Training - Health and Safety Representative (Brisbane / Townsville / Queensland)

8:00am 19th April 2021 to 4:30pm 23rd April 2021

8:00am 31st May 2021 to 4:30pm 4th June 2021

8:00am 12th July 2021 to 4:30pm 16th July 2021

8:00am 30th August 2021 to 4:30pm 3rd September 2021

8:00am 11th October 2021 to 4:30pm 15th October 2021

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CSQ Funding Options Available

You may be eligible to receive CSQ funding for this course if you are a worker or an apprentice / trainee in the building and construction industry:

  • Workers (employed or unemployed) - CSQ funding of $583.00 (gap payable of $312)
  • Apprentices & Trainees (employed or unemployed) - CSQ funding of $728.75 (fully subsidised; no additional cost)

To book into this course, please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team who will tentatively book you into the course until your CSQ eligibility application is approved. Alternatively, if you wish to book your course online, please book and pay the full amount. As soon as you are deemed eligible, the CSQ funding will be refunded to you.

For full details on eligibility, please click here or get in touch with us today.

Course Outline

  • Overview of the WHS legislative framework
  • Duties of various parties
  • Key WHS terminology
  • The role of WHSQ 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.



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 2, Building 1
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Gold Coast

1 Habana Street
Queensland 4212

Course ID: 454 - HSR Training - Health and Safety Representative (Brisbane / Townsville / Queensland)