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

$895.00 (5 Days)
$895.00 (5 Days)

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

Townsville
Brisbane
Onsite
Virtual

HSR Training - Health and Safety Representative Training - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

The 5-day Health and Safety Representative (HSR) course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as a HSR in Queensland.

It is mandatory for HSR's in Queensland to undertake the 5-day Workplace Health and Safety Queensland 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.

WorkSafe Connect has been delivering workplace health and safety training for over 15 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of HSR training courses.  We offer this program in Townsville, Brisbane and Onsite and focus on delivering engaging and practical training.

Available Dates

Townsville Training

Bayswater Road, Garbutt, Townsville, QLD 4814

8:00am 11th July to 4:30pm 15th July 2022

8:00am 1st August to 4:30pm 5th August 2022

8:00am 5th September to 4:30pm 9th September 2022

8:00am 17th October to 4:30pm 21st October 2022

8:00am 7th November to 4:30pm 11th November 2022

Brisbane Training

Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury, Brisbane, QLD 4107

8:00am 12th September to 4:30pm 16th September 2022

8:00am 14th November to 4:30pm 18th November 2022

Virtual Training

Led by our expert trainers in the comfort of your home

8:00am 4th July to 4:30pm 6th July 2022

8:00am 18th July to 4:30pm 19th July 2022

CSQ Funding Options

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

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Reviews and testimonials

Trainer was very knowledgeable. Was a good class, enjoyed and would recommend.
Kane G, Townsville

Greg is AWESOME! The training was well delivered in a comfortable environment. WHS is intensive, but this training was a pleasure to see through, mostly due to Greg! Thank you!
Faith W, Townsville

Very different to what I have been doing before but good experience.
Neil A, Brisbane

Outstanding job by trainer, great facilities and overall a great place for training.
Regan W, Brisbane

Course Details

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.

Health and Safety Representative training is delivered over 5 days and course topics include:

  • 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.

Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer assessors who have WHS industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

All assessments in this course are open book and students will have access to all learning materials such as legislation, codes of practice and student notes.

WorkSafe Connect is able to offer this course:

  • Face to Face – Public Courses (Brisbane and Townsville)
  • Face to Face – Onsite (at your site / workplace)
  • Virtual – Video – Led Instructor Based Training (live)
  • Staggered delivery options – to better suit your work schedule requirements (e.g. 3 days one week and 2 days the next week)

If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail, then please get in contact with us.

Successful participants will receive a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Health and Safety Representative Training Certificate. This certificate is issued by WorkSafe Connect (RTO 31385) in our capacity as an approved provider of this course on behalf of the Queensland Government (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland).

WorkSafe Connect offers both the full HSR course which requires 5 days of training as well as a HSR refresher course which takes 1 day of training.

If you have any questions regarding which Health and Safety Representative course is most suitable for you then please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.

You may be eligible to receive CSQ funding for this course if you work in the building & construction industry and permanently work in Queensland.

If eligible:

  • Employed or unemployed workers receive $589.00 in funding, which means an out of pocket expense of $306.00
  • For apprentices & trainees, the course is fully subsidised with no out of pocket expense

For further details, please click here or get in touch with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes

All HSRs must undertake the relevant 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 fulfill the role of HSR and will need to be replaced.

The primary role of a health and safety representative (HSR) is to represent the health and safety interests of a work group and to raise any issues with their employer.

There can be as many HSRs and deputy HSRs as needed, after consultation, negotiation and agreement between workers and the employer, or persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).

3 years.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s expectation is for elected Health and Safety Representatives to undertake refresher training at the end of the 3-year period. WHSQ reserve the right to require an HSR to sit the full course again if they have failed to refresh their training either prior to the 3-year period or in a reasonable time frame post the 3-year anniversary of their original training.

Yes

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s expectation is for elected Health and Safety Representatives to undertake refresher training at the end of the 3-year period. WHSQ reserve the right to require an HSR to sit the full course again if they have failed to refresh their training either prior to the 3-year period or in a reasonable time frame post the 3-year anniversary of their original training.

PLEASE NOTE: persons who DO NOT undertake HSR refresher training WITHIN the three-year period, will be required by Workplace Health and Safety Qld to undertake the 5 day initial course again.

The role of a HSR is generally limited to their own work group unless:

  • there is a serious risk to health or safety (created by an immediate hazard) affecting workers from another work group
  • a worker in another work group asks for the HSR's assistance, and the HSR for that other work group is found to be unavailable.

An elected HSR is entitled to perform the following tasks for the work group:

  • undertake workplace inspections
  • review the circumstances of workplace incidents
  • accompany a WHSQ inspector during an inspection
  • represent the work group in health and safety matters
  • attend an interview about health and safety matters with a worker from the work group (with the consent of the worker)
  • request that a health and safety committee be established
  • participate in a health and safety committee
  • monitor compliance measures
  • investigate work health and safety complaints from work group members
  • inquire into any risk to the health and safety of workers in the work group
  • issue provisional improvement notices and direct a worker to cease unsafe work (where the HSR has completed the approved training).

A HSR is not personally liable for anything done, or not done, in good faith while carrying out their role. However any person adversely affected by a decision or action of a HSR can apply to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to have them disqualified.

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