Training Services Australia

Safety and Health Representative Training

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Training Overview

The introductory Safety and Health Representative training course has been developed for newly elected Safety and Health Representatives in WA who have not previously attended an approved course.

All elected Safety and Health Representatives should attend an accredited introductory training course within 12 months of being elected.

This course is accredited by the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984 and the Mines Safety and Inspection Act (WA) 1994. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

If you have previously received training, you may consider in consultation with your employer, attending a refresher course to update your knowledge.  This course is also listed as an entry path for those wishing to undertake the Cert IV in Work Health and Safety

How long does the course go for and what is the cost?

The course duration is 5 days.  This timeframe is mandated by Worksafe WA and cannot be modified. The cost of our Health and Safety Representative training course is $950 per participant.

Special rates can be negotiated for programs conducted by Training Services Australia on behalf of our clients, exclusively for their personnel.

When and where is the course available?

Our public workshops are located in Perth at our training centre in Mt Lawley, Joondalup (at ECU) and Jandakot (at ERGT). We also offer in-house client specific courses throughout Western Australia.

Please click on a date below to enrol

Mt Lawley

Jandakot (ERGT)

ECU – Joondalup Campus

Why choose Training Services Australia?

When it comes to safety, there are no shortcuts. Our health and safety representative training course has been continually refined to ensure it is highly interactive and meets the needs of all industries. As a result of our commitment to quality we are now recognised as one of the benchmark providers of this training in WA, with courses scheduled most weeks.

Are there any course pre-requisites?

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary to participate in this course. However, participants will need to have sufficient language and literacy skills to:

  • Read and understand legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Consult effectively with others on workplace safety and health matters

Which unit(s) are covered?

The Safety Representative is aligned to the following five units of competency which contribute to the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.

BSBWHS302 – Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
BSBWHS303 – Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS304 – Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultative processes
BSBWHS305 – Contribute to WHS issue resolution
BSBWHS406 – Assist with responding to incidents

What topics and activities are included?

Day 1 – Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

  • Legislative framework for OHS in WA
  • Duty of care
  • Roles and responsibilities of key duty holders
  • Election and functions of safety and health reps

Day 2 – Communication and Representation

  • Communication and consultation skills
  • Sources of safety and health expertise and information
  • Communication purpose and methods
  • Consultative processes
  • Safety and health meetings

Day 3 – Hazard Identification and Risk Management

  • An overview of risk management
  • Identifying workplace hazards
  • Assessing safety and health risks
  • Identifying and implementing control measures
  • Risk management tools

Day 4 – Inspections, Incident Response and Investigations

  • Conducting workplace inspections
  • Introduction to incident response
  • Initial incident response
  • Introduction to incident investigation
  • Conducting an incident investigation

Day 5 – Conflict Resolution and Provisional Improvement Notices (PINS)

  • Issue resolution procedures
  • Contributing to issue resolution
  • Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs)

Is there any pre-course work?

Prior to attending the course, learners are encouraged to find out which occupational safety and health legislation applies in their workplace. They should also bring some examples of their organisation’s occupational safety and health procedures to the course.

What about homework and assessment requirements?

There is no formal assessment for this course, although participants are required to attempt on-course questions and activities to reinforce the skills and knowledge covered on the course.

Those wishing to obtain the optional formal recognition for the five units from the BSB30715 Cert III in WHS (mentioned above) are required submit the following for assessment:

  • On-course questionnaire
  • On-course activities
  • Workplace evidence portfolio (requirements will be explained on the course)
  • Third party report
  • An assessment fee of $150 applies (in addition to the cost of the course). This covers the time spent by a TSA assessor reviewing evidence, making an assessment decision and providing feedback.

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for more detailed course information about our Health and Safety Representatives training course. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. Additionally you can email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444.