Health and Safety Representative (Queensland)

Intensive 5 day program.

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Class Size:
10 (10 places left)
Who can Enroll:
Students are added by instructors.
Course Language:
English
Price: 

$850.00 (tax excl.)

Instructor

Mayuri Gosalia
Mayuri Gosalia

Who Should Attend

Persons who will be acting in the role of a Health and Safety Representative for their organisation. The new Work Health and Safety Act and Regulation 2011 requires that where a person is elected as a Health and Safety Representative, they are entitled to attend a five-day training course prescribed under regulation, and refresher courses at twelve month intervals.

What will I learn?

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enable them to fulfil the role of an effective Health and Safety Representative and to meet the entitlements as prescribed by legislation.

Objectives

The aims of this course are to provide HSRs and deputy HSRs, elected under the new Work Health & Safety legislation, with information and skills relating to:

  • The WHS legislative framework and key terminology;
  • Duties of various stakeholders which can influence work health and safety;
  • Enforcement measures available for breaches of WHS legislation;
  • The roles of unions and WHS entry permit holders under the WHS Act;
  • Requirements for consultation, representation and participation on work health and safety issues in the workplace;
  • The role of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committee (HSCs), and other authorised representatives; and
  • HSR’s powers including the issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and directing the ceasing of unsafe work.

On completion of this course, participants will have acquired the skills and knowledge to enable them to fulfil the role of a Health and Safety Representative.

What if I’m already a Health & Safety Rep?

HSRs will be able to exercise all their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, including issuing Provision Improvement Notices (PINs) and the power to direct workers to cease work, until 31 December 2014. After this time, if they have not undertaken the required training, they will not be able to continue to direct workers to cease work. As all qualified HSRs have already completed PINs training, they will not be required to undertake further training on the matter.

Can what I already know be taken into account? (RPL)

The five day Health and Safety Representatives course, and the one day refresher course is not able to be undertaken via the Recognition of Prior Learning process. Training must be conducted face-to-face in a classroom environment. This is a requirement of the Regulator.

Refresher Training

HSRs are entitled to annual refresher training. Trained HSRs will need to undertake refresher training each year to continue to direct workers to cease work

What if I need help with reading, writing or mathematics?

We can provide support in some areas. Where we cannot, we will provide direction to other agencies who may be able to assist.

How will I be assessed and what will I receive?

There is no requirement for formal assessment in the Health and Safety Representatives course. Course participants who attend the full five days of training, and participate during the training delivery will receive a Statement of Attendance. Participant engagement and attendance will be assessed by the trainer.

Course Venue and Equipment

There is no requirement for formal assessment in the Health and Safety Representatives course. Course participants who attend the full five days of training, and participate during the training delivery will receive a Statement of Attendance. Participant engagement and attendance will be assessed by the trainer.

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Brisbane/Gold Coast corridor additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre (if driving) and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation.

How to Enrol in a Public Course

Contact our office for the latest course schedule and enrolment form. Note that course fees include extensive course notes, relevant legislation, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

How to Book an On-Site or Dedicated Course

Contact our office to book an on-site or dedicated course for your organisation. Dates will be scheduled on receipt of course booking.