Course Dates for 2017:

March

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

May

4, 11, 18, 25, 1 June

 

August

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

November

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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HSR Health and Safety Representative Training Course NSW(WorkCover Approved)

 

This course for Health and Safety Representatives has replaced the previous OHS Consultation course 90502NSW under the previous OHS Act 2000 in NSW. As from January 1st 2012 Health and Safety Representatives can elect to attend an approved WorkCover 5 day training course.

The previous OHS Consultation course described under the previous NSW OHS Act 2000 is now known as Health and Safety Representative training under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in NSW.

This course will be for Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) that have been elected to represent a workgroup/s for their workplace under the new Work, Health, and Safety Act. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the principles of workplace WHS consultation as an integral part of effective WHS management system (WHSMS).

 

This course is an approved WorkCover course and meets the requirements of WorkCover NSW training package. Participants will need to complete all Topics as set out in the course guide provided by WorkCover NSW.

The course content will consist of the following topics:

Day 1 Work Health and safety Framework
Day 2 Consultation, Representation and Participation
Day 3 Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution and Minimising Risks
Day 4 Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation
Day 5 Provision Improvement Notices (PINs) and Ceasing Unsafe Work

 

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Duration:
5 Days (40 hours)
Pre-requisites:
Nil
Course Elements:

Day 1 Work Health and safety Framework


Day 2 Consultation, Representation and Participation


Day 3 Role of the HSR in Issue Resolution and Minimising Risks


Day 4 Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation


Day 5 Provision Improvement Notices (PINs) and Ceasing Unsafe Work

Entry Requirements:

The WHS Legislation sets out the requirements for Training of a Health and Safety Representative. These establish important processes to enhance consultation and other duties between the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) (previously known as the employer), the Officer and others as established under the WHS Legislation. The Regulation details how a PCBU should consult with their officer and others while including them in the WHS decision making process, utilising Health and Safety Representatives, Committees and or other agreed arrangements.

Section 72 of the WHS Act requires that, if the PCBU is asked by a Health and Safety Representative to have this training available, the PCBU must allow this course as soon as practicable after being requested.

Evidence of Identity: Prior to undertaking this training, participants must provide adequate EOI.

This requires that the combination of documents provided by the participants must include the participant’s name and:

  • photo (e.g. current driver’s licence, passport) 
  • signature (e.g. current driver’s licence, credit card)

EOI documentation must:

  •        be originals (certified documents are not to be accepted)
  • be issued by a government body or financial institution
  • be in the same name unless accompanied by a document from the NSW Registry of births, Deaths and marriages (or State/ Territory equivalent) verifying the change of name
  • include the participant’s full name be in English unless accompanied by an English translation issued by a NSSTI accredited translator

 

Students will need to have access to a workplace and the required written and oral skills to deliver reports. Students are required to contribute to group discussions and work as part of the competency requirements, to receive a Certificate in this subject.
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

RPL:
RPL is not offered for this course
Pathways:
Students who successfully complete this unit of competency may be eligible for entry into further study areas such as: BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety