Health and Safety Representative – Initial (HSR Training)


Health and Safety Representative - Initial (HSR Training)
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8:00am - 4:00pm
Apr 20 2020 - Apr 24 2020
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May 18 2020 - May 22 2020
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Jun 15 2020 - Jun 19 2020
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8:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 20 2020 - Jul 24 2020
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About this course

Health and safety representatives (HSR) give workers a voice when it comes to health and safety at work, qualifying them to gather and disseminate information and resolve safety issues and breaches within the work place.

This initial HSR training course from WH&S More Skills provides participants with the skills and knowledge to fulfil the role of a Health and Safety Representative as well as meeting all legal requirements as per prescribed legislation.

The members of a work group elect their own HSR. The term of a HSR/deputy HSR is three years.

HSRs must undertake an approved HSR training course within three (3) months of their election from an accredited training provider. Those who do not complete an approved HSR training course within the designated time frame must step down and be replaced.

Already qualified HSR professionals are required to attend a refresher training at least once, every three years. Please click here to go to our HSR refresher training course page.

Health and safety representatives

A HSR professional represents the health and safety interests of a work group. There is no limit on the amount of HSRs in the workplace, after consultation, negotiation and agreement between workers and the persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).

HSRs can issue a provisional improvement notice (PIN) for an issue affecting the work group they represent. 

HSRs can access information held by a PCBU that relates to:

  • hazards (including associated risks) at the workplace affecting workers in the work group
  • the health and safety of the workers in the work group

An elected HSR is entitled to perform the following tasks for the work group:

  • undertake workplace inspections
  • review the circumstances of workplace incidents
  • accompany a WHSQ inspector during an inspection
  • represent the work group in health and safety matters
  • attend an interview about health and safety matters with a worker from the work group (with the consent of the worker)
  • request that a health and safety committee be established
  • participate in a health and safety committee
  • monitor compliance measures
  • investigate work health and safety complaints from work group members
  • inquire into any risk to the health and safety of workers in the work group
  • issue provisional improvement notices and direct a worker to cease unsafe work (where the HSR has completed the approved training).

A HSR is not personally liable for anything done, or not done, in good faith while carrying out their role. However any person adversely affected by a decision or action of a HSR can apply to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to have them disqualified.

Course Training & Outcomes


With successful completion of the training, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Provided that students have been deemed competent at the conclusion of their training, they will receive their certificate on their final day of the course.

Why train with us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
    • CSQ Short Course
    • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language

Please bring the following to your course:

  • Current High Risk Work Licence (if applicable)
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring USI number to course
  • Logbooks, Statements of Attainment or other training records (if applicable)

WH&S More Skills will provide all general training equipment i.e. notes, logbooks and training plans, calculators and pens. For dogging and rigging courses. whistles will also be supplied

Terms and Conditions

Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

We provide a range of funding options.

We service the construction, manufacturing, defence, transport, energy and mining industries, providing formal training and assessment, refresher courses and verifications of competency as well as on-site and off-site training solutions.