Health & Safety Representative [HSR]



Well trained and competent Health and Safety Representatives provide value to the organisation by managing health and safety in their workplace. They have an understanding of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Act and develop their skills to understand their role as a Health and Safety Representative in Queensland.

Day 1 Interpreting the WHS Legislative framework and identify key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
Day 2 Establishing representation of the workplace under the WHS Act
Day 3 Effective consultation: Participation in issue resolution and monitoring risk controls as HSR

Day 4 Monitoring PCPU’s management of work health and safety: workplace inspections, recording findings and ‘notifiable incidents’

Day 5 Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of unsafe work

The course concludes with a summary and review of the course learning outcomes and discussion on sources of information that can assist HSR’s in the continuous learning process.

Our course is led by industry experts, and consists of a combination of facilitator-lead discussions, scenarios, activities and instructor lead training. 


Upcoming Workshops

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Target AudienceEntry RequirementsCourse Benefits and MethodsLearning OutcomesContent
The target audience for delivery of this course includes all elected HSR's under the WHS Act to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS legislation and their role and entitlements as HSR's.

Further information is available via

  • $765.00 per candidate, or please contact us for group rates

PPE Requirements - Enclosed footwear, long pants and a sleeved shirt are required at Baseline Training courses 

  • Pre-Requisite Unit - There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this program
  • Fitness Requirement - Training and assessment involves moderate to high physical activity. Candidates are required to be able to freely walk, bend and twist, perform safe lifting techniques and be familiar with typical workplace risk and safety protocols
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Candidates must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills
The assessments for this program have been designed to assess a candidate’s competence in accordance with the relevant endorsed Training Packages, applicable Legislation & Australian Standards and the proprietary requirements of the organisation or workplace. The assessments will consist of both written and practical components.
  • Day program | Classroom based or onsite workplace training
  • Delivery consists of face to face and practical simulations
All current Baseline Training related policies including Course Cancellation and Refund Policy can be located within the Learner Handbook located on the Baseline Training website.  

  • WHS Act legislative framework
  • Duties and responsibilities of (persons conducting a business or undertaking) PCBUs, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
  • The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act
  • The purpose and formation of a workgroup (or workgroups) within the workplace
  • Election process for HSRs / Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions
  • Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR
  • Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a HSR to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues
  • Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation
  • How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
  • PINs and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work
  • Introduction to work health and safety (WHS)
  • Evolution of WHS and the WHS legislative framework
  • New terminology, objectives and implications for consultation
  • Key parties with WHS legislative duties and functions
  • Consultation, representation and participation arrangements under the WHS Act
  • Election and role of HSRs and deputy HSRs in the workplace
  • Obligations of a PCBU to HSRs and protections for HSRs from discrimination
  • Other consultation mechanisms
  • Role and function of WHSQ and offences and penalties under the WHS Act
  • Strategies and skills for HSRs to support effective consultation
  • Representing workers as a HSR - negotiation and issues resolution
  • Monitoring PCBUs
  • Workplace inspection and recording findings - including practical exercise
  • Obligation in relation to
  • Issuing a PIN
  • Direction to cease unsafe work
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