Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training

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Who should attend

This course is suitable for Elected Health and Safety Representatives in accordance with WHSMS Handbook Chapter 3.20 who are willing to undertake the Comcare approved training.


Health and Safety Representative (HSR) training should provide guidance on the powers and functions of HSRs as provided in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.

This course will cover the following learning outcomes:

  • Interpreting the Work Health and Safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties, legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation and issues resolution
  • Represent members in the WHS Risk Management process undertaken by the PCBU
  • Issuing a provisional improvement notice (pin) and directing the cessation of work

HSR Training

HSR training includes:

  • A five-day initial course of training. This is required if you who want to exercise your full powers and functions-in particular section 85 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and section 90.
  • A one-day refresher training course. This is available for each year of office after you have completed the five-day initial course. It includes ongoing terms of office.

Training providers in ACT can be found here under 'Providers of Comcare-approved HSR training courses'.

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