Refresher - HSR - Health and Safety Representative (Queensland) Training

Refresher - HSR - Health and Safety Representative (Queensland) Training

$345.00 (1 Day)
$345.00 (1 Day)

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Refresher - HSR - Health and Safety Representative (Queensland) Training

Townsville
Brisbane
Onsite
Virtual

Refresher - Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training

The 1-day Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher course is designed to renew the knowledge and skills students obtained during their initial 5-day initial HSR training course.

WHS Queensland’s expectation is for elected Health and Safety Representatives to undertake refresher training at the end of the 3 year period, e.g WHS Queensland will approve someone to do the HSR Refresher after 3 years and 2 weeks while it is unlikely to someone will be approved after 4 years.

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 – 4:30pm 29th March 2022

Brisbane Training

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

8:00am – 4:30pm 2nd March 2022

Virtual Training

Led by our expert trainers in the comfort of your home

8:00am – 4:30pm 2nd March 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

Excellent delivery by Greg. Loved the virtual session during covid.
Tania D, Townsville

Enjoyed the opportunity to discuss things in detail and great chance to refresh knowledge.
Vanessa H, Brisbane

Great day of Training.
Luke S, Townsville

Good delivery and good content.
Jason V, Townsville

Course Details

Existing Health and Safety Representatives are entitled to attend a 1-day HSR Refresher course at least every three years.

During the HSR Refresher course, students will cover the following topics:

  • 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.

We note if a HSR Representative has gone over the three (3) year refresher period, WHSQ requires them to attend the five (5) day initial Health and Safety Representative course again.

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.

In order to complete the course, we require students to supply evidence of prior completion of the Health and Safety Representative Training, which cannot be more than 3 years old by the time you attend the course.

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)

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

Successful participants will receive an updated 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 the 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 $268.00 in funding, which means an out of pocket expense of $77.00
  • 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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