HSR Initial OHS Training Course

HSR Initial OHS Training Course



Five days



This course is suited to newly-elected HSRs and deputy HSRs.  Managers and supervisors will also benefit from undertaking this course.



Under section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.

Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course in consultation with their employer.

When a HSR is first elected, it's recommended that they undertake an initial training course as soon as possible. Deputy HSRs also have an entitlement to this training.

A HSR employer is also able to request evidence of HSR attendance.



This WorkSafe-approved course provides HSRs and Deputy HSRs with the skills, knowledge and confidence to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.  The 5-day course will assist HSRs to

  • interpret the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relation to the HSR
  • identify key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
  • establish representation in the workplace
  • participate in consultation and issue resolution
  • represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s
  • issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and direct the cessation of work



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