Training Services Australia

Health and Safety Representative Training

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Training Overview

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

All elected Health and Safety Representatives should attend an accredited introductory training course within 3 months of being elected.

This course is accredited by the Work Health and Safety Commission in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act (WA) 2020. The course covers the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 and the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 for those who working in the mining sector. 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 also provides good grounding 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 $980 + GST per participant.

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

The cost for workers that are eligible under the Construction Training fund is $323.40 per participant.  The CTF provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry.  We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.

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.

What topics and activities are included?

Day 1 – Introduction to the WHS legislative framework

  • Introduction to WHS
  • Evolution and overview of the WHS legislative framework
  • Key parties with WHS legislative duties and functions
  • Role and function of WorkSafe WA and enforcement of the WHS Act

Day 2 – Establishing representation in the workplace under the WHS Act

  • The regulator (WorkSafe WA presentation)
  • Consultation, representation and participation arrangements under the WHS Act
  • Election and the role of HSRs in the workplace
  • Obligations of a PCBU to HSRs and protections for HSRs from discrimination
  • Health and safety committees

Day 3 – Effective consultation: Participation in issue resolution and monitoring risk controls

  • Strategies and skills for HSRs to support effective consultation
  • Representing workers as an HSR – negotiation and issue resolution
  • Monitoring the PCBU’s management of work health and safety risks

Day 4 – Workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation

  • Workplace inspections and recording findings
  • Notifiable incidents
  • Incident investigation

Day 5 – Issuing a PIN and directing the cessation of work

  • Reviewing a code of practice
  • Issuing a PIN
  • Direction to cease unsafe work
  • Course review and conclusion

Are there any 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.

What certification will I receive?

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course completion requires attendance at, and participation in, all 5 days of the course.

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for our Health and Safety Representatives Training Course Outline. 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.