The 5-day HSR Initial OHS Training Course (WorkSafe Victoria Approved) will provide HSRs and Deputy HSRs with the information and skills required to successfully exercise their powers as a Health and Safety Representative under the Victorian OHS legislation. The HSR Initial OHS Training Course will equip HSRs/Deputy HSRs with the confidence skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.
Under the OHS Act 2004 (Section 67) all elected HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. ECB Training Services is approved to deliver the HSR Initial OHS Training Course
To exercise powers and rights as an HSR effectively, it is essential that HSRs and Deputy HSRs receive training. This WorkSafe approved training course aims to provide HSRs with the skills, knowledge and confidence to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.
The learning objectives of the course are:
Interpreting the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
Identify key parties and their legislative obligations and duties
Establishing representation in the workplace
Participating in consultation and issue resolution
Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s
Issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work
HSR Initial OHS Training Course Pre-requisites
There are no pre-requisites for the HSR Initial OHS Training Course.
HSR Initial OHS Training Course Delivery Method
The HSR Initial OHS Training Course is delivered face-to-face over 5 days, 8 hours on-site each day. There is a limit of 20 participants per training session. Each participant will receive:
Comprehensive course manual
Official hard copy of the Victorian Occupation Health and Safety Act 2004
Resources that can be used back in the workplace.
Participants will also receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the 5 days.
Note: The course must be completed within six months of commencement.
Requirements: It's advisable that you have completed the Health and Safety Representative's Initial Occupational Health and Safety training before undertaking this Refresher Course.
Other Information: Coffee, tea and water are available including use of fridge and microwave