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.
Under section 67 of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act (the OHS Act) 2004 an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe-approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the course in consultation with their employer.
Although HSRs are the primary audience, managers, supervisors, health and safety committee members and anyone with an interest in health and safety may also benefit from attending this course.
- Interpreting the occupational health and safety legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
- Identifying 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 holders
- Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work.
- This WorkSafe-approved training course will help HSRs understand and exercise their powers effectively.
- This training equips HSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.