HSR - Health & Safety Representative (Refresher)

WHS-HSR-Refresh

$795.00

HSR - Health & Safety Representative (Refresher)

Welcome as a participant in the one day Refresher Training course for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) under the QLD Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. The course meets the requirements of the WHS Regulations for HSRs elected under the WHS Act. The WHS Act commenced on 1 January 2012. The WHS Act and WHS Regulation provide a national WHS legal framework from which the states, territories and the Commonwealth are required to implement their own WHS legislation.

Baseline Training is approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to deliver this Health and Safety Representative Course in Queensland.

Introduction

This course will refresh the information and skills attained under the initial five day training course and assist HSRs to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation including:
  • an understanding of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation
  • an understanding of how it applies to their role as elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR)
  • the additional knowledge and skills regarding their powers under the WHS legislation to issue Provisional Improvement Notices(PINs) and direct the cessation of unsafe work.
 
The course is intended to assist HSRs and deputy HSRs understand their roles and functions as to how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to inform participants of the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as HSRs.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
 This refresher training package is intended to be delivered both as the WHSQ HSR refresher training course for elected HSRs who have completed the approved five day initial training course and the bridging course for existing HSRs who have completed course 30630QLD - Functioning as a Workplace Health and Safety Representative. Therefore persons eligible to complete this training package are;
  • elected HSRs who have completed the approved five day initial training course in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011; and
  • existing HSRs who have completed course 30630QLD - Functioning as a Workplace Health and Safety Representative in accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.
Course timing
Updated work safety codes of practice enforceable from 1 July 2018

The normal delivery time allocated for this course is a 7 hour day (not including breaks). However, given the participatory nature of the course additional time may be required.

The course concludes with a summary and review of the course learning outcomes and discussion on sources of information that can assist HSRs 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. 

Targeted Audience

The target audience of this course includes all elected HSRs under the WHS Act who have previously completed the approved initial five day training course (or the equivalent training approved under the transitional provision of the WHS Regulation). Participants will refresh their understanding of their roles, powers and functions in the representation, monitoring, investigation and enquiry into work health and safety management at their workplace under the WHS law.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Content

  • Represent workers in relation to work health and safety
  • Monitor the measures taken by the business to meet their duties
  • Investigate complaints from members of the work group
  • Inquire into risk to the health and safety of relevant workers
  • Identify hazards and implement controls;
  • knowledge and skills required to enter the Health and Safety Industry
  • knowledge and application of legislative Health and Safety frameworks
  • Become a Health and Safety Leader in your Workplace

Learning Methods

Course timing
The normal delivery time allocated for this course is a 7 hour day (not including breaks). However, given the participatory nature of the course additional time may be required.
 
 Materials Required
The following resources will be made available to participants:

  • participant to be provided with a copy of the Participant Notes and a full copy of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
As classroom resources:
  • Interpretive Guidelines for:
  1. (1) “the health and safety duty of an officer under Section 27”
  2. (2) The meaning of reasonably practicable
  • Relevant extracts or access to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and Work Health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of practice 2011
  • Safe Work Australia document Worker representation and participation guide.
  • Copies of or access to relevant approved codes of practice as classroom resources

Candidates will be required to complete a written workbook to assess the theory component, and a number of scenarios will also be used to demonstrate the understanding of the Legislation.
  

 
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