QLD Health and Safety Representative Training (HSR) Course
Well trained and competent Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) provide value to the organisation by managing health and safety in their workplace. HSR’s have an understanding of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Act and develop skills to act as a Health and Safety Representative.
KINNECT’s Health and Safety Representative Course is one of the leading HSR Courses in Queensland. It offers students many benefits including:
- Gain the knowledge and skills required to enter the health and safety industry;
- Gain the knowledge and application of legislative health and safety frameworks;
- Learn how to identify hazards and implement controls;
- Become a health and safety leader in your workplace.
The Health and Safety Representative training course has been designed for workers who have been elected as Health and Safety Representatives (HSRS) for their workplace. It is also a good course for anyone looking to enter the Health and Safety Industry. For more information on the requirements to be a Health and Safety Representative in Queensland visit the Worksafe Queensland website.
This approved Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) program is delivered by KINNECT Training through the approved RTO status of Trainwest (RTO#51807).
Face to Face
- This initial training program is delivered over 5 days,
- Conducted at a KINNECT Training facility or your workplace,
- Includes hands on health and safety processes.
Award / Qualification
Completion of this Health and Safety Representatives course will result in the awarding of a Statement of Attendance. The approved code on the certificate is WHSQ-HSR-NCB01.
KINNECT works in conjunction with Trainwest (RTO#51807) to assess this course. A Statement of Attendance will be issued by Trainwest.
What you will Learn
The Health and Safety Representatives’ course delivered by KINNECT is a regulated course that meets the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. On completion of your attendance to this 5 day training course you will have an understanding of and be able to –
- Undertake workplace inspections
- Review the circumstances of workplace incidents
- Accompany a WHSQ inspector during an inspection
- Represent the work group in health and safety matters
- Attend an interview about health and safety matters with a worker from the work group (with the consent of the worker)
- Request that a health and safety committee be established
- Participate in a health and safety committee
- Monitor compliance measures
- Investigate work health and safety complaints from work group members
- Inquire into any risk to the health and safety of workers in the work group
- Issue provisional improvement notices (where the HSR has completed the approved training).
Day 1: Interpreting the WHS legislative framework and identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
- Introduction to work health and safety (WHS)
- Evolution of work health and safety and the WHS legislative framework
- New terminology, objectives and implications for consultation
- Key parties with WHS legislative duties and functions
- Role and function of WHSQ and offences and penalties under the WHS Act 76
Day 2: Establishing representation in the workplace under the WHS Act
- 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 including health and safety committees (HSCs)
Day 3: Effective consultation: Participation in issue resolution and monitoring risk controls as a HSR
- Strategies and skills for HSRs to support effective consultation
- Representing workers as a HSR – negotiation and issues resolution
- Monitoring PCBUs’ management of work health and safety risks
Day 4: Monitoring PCBUs’ management of work health and safety: workplace inspections, recording findings and ‘notifiable incidents’
- Workplace inspection and recording findings – including practical exercise
- Obligation in relation to ‘notifiable incidents’ and resources available to assist HSRs
Day 5: Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of unsafe work
- Issuing a PIN
- Direction to cease unsafe work
The KINNECT Health and Safety Representatives course is for those workers who have been nominated as a Workplace Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in their workplace. For more information on the process of becoming a Health and Safety Representative visit the Queensland Worksafe website.
Dates & Availability
The below dates and availability only relate to Face to Face bookings
Start Date End Date Location Places Available 8:30am Mon 03/02/2020 4:30pm Fri 07/02/2020 ROCKHAMPTON 11 8:00am Mon 10/02/2020 4:00pm Fri 14/02/2020 MACKAY 11 8:30am Mon 24/02/2020 4:30pm Fri 28/02/2020 CAIRNS 4 8:30am Mon 09/03/2020 4:30pm Fri 13/03/2020 BRISBANE (Woolloongabba) 13 8:00am Mon 27/04/2020 4:00pm Fri 01/05/2020 MACKAY 15 8:30am Mon 18/05/2020 4:30pm Fri 22/05/2020 BRISBANE (Woolloongabba) 15 8:30am Mon 22/06/2020 4:30pm Fri 26/06/2020 TOWNSVILLE 15 8:30am Mon 27/07/2020 4:30pm Fri 31/07/2020 BRISBANE (Woolloongabba) 15 8:30am Mon 17/08/2020 4:30pm Fri 21/08/2020 CAIRNS 14 8:30am Mon 07/09/2020 4:30pm Fri 11/09/2020 ROCKHAMPTON 15 8:00am Mon 12/10/2020 4:00pm Fri 16/10/2020 MACKAY 15 8:30am Mon 16/11/2020 4:30pm Fri 20/11/2020 TOWNSVILLE 15
Face to FacePublic Course$795 ppSingle PersonFace-to-face
5 day course
KINNECT Training Facility
Face to FacePublic Course$745 ppFor booking 2 or more studentsFace-to-face
5 day course
KINNECT Training Facility
On-SiteIn-House Course From$495 ppDelivered at your siteFace-to-face
5 day course
Minimum numbers required
Travel costs may apply
How long does this coure take to complete?
This Health and safety Representative Course requires 5 days of face to face training. We schedule courses to run on consecutive days or by arrangement eg 1 day a week for 5 weeks. The only requirement to consider when scheduling is that all training needs to be completed within 6 months of commencement.
Can I do this course online?
Unfortunately there is no option for the delivery of the Queensland Health and Safety representative Course online. It must be completed in a face to face manner.
Is there anything else to do after I attend the 5 days?
If all sections of the course have been completed successfully there is no further study requirements.
Who can be a Health and Safety Representative?
The Health and Safety Representative training course has been designed for workers who have been elected as Health and Safety Representatives (HSRS) for their workplace.
For more information on the requirements to be a Health and Safety Representative in Queensland visit the Worksafe Queensland website.
Where can I do this course?
KINNECT Training runs this course regularly throughout Queensland as public courses and by arrangement for in-house courses.
Public course locations inlcude Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.