Approved work health and safety training assists health and safety representatives (HSRs) to understand and fulfil their role and functions.
HSRs are entitled to choose and attend a SafeWork NSW-approved five-day training course in work health and safety, and a one day refresher course each year during their term of office.
Full course – five days
Refresher – one day
Full course – N/A
Refresher – participants are an elected HSR who have completed the approved five-day initial training course or the gap training course prior to 31 December 2012.
HSR training courses can also be accessed by other members of organisations such as health and safety committee members, managers and supervisors to assist them in understanding the legislation relating to consultation and the important role of HSRs in the workplace.
Once a HSR has completed approved training, they can exercise additional powers to: