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Health and Safety Representative (Queensland)

Health and Safety Representative (Queensland)

  • Duration5 Days
  • Competency

    Certificate of Completion

  • Locations


  • $895.00
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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: Health and Safety Representative (Queensland)

7:30am 17th August 2020 to 21st August 2020

8:00am 20th July 2020 to 24th July 2020

8:00am 14th September 2020 to 18th September 2020

CSQ Funding Options Available

WorkSafe Connect is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding for the 2019/2020 General Construction Short Course Program as well as the Apprentice Advance Plus Short Course Program.

You may be eligible to receive CSQ subsidised or fully funded training courses if you are an existing worker in the building and construction industry. If eligible under the General Construction Short Course program, the cost of this training is $655.00 per person after CSQ funding of $240.00 is applied. If eligible for the Apprentice Advance Plus program, the training is fully funded by CSQ.

For full details on eligibility, please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team 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 - Health and Safety Representative (Queensland)