NSW Initial Health and Safety Representatives 5 Day Course

Training Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to acquire the knowledge and skills to enable a HSR to exercise their powers for the purpose of promoting and ensuring the health and safety at work for members of your work group.

Topics covered include:

WHS Legislation; Safework NSW’s role and enforcement measures; Requirements for consultation on work health and safety issues and workgroups; Effective consultation; Functions and powers of a HSR; Role of the Health and Safety Committee (HSC); Managing Risks; Workplace Inspections; Issue Resolution and Negotiation Skills; Provisional Improvement Notices; and requirements for directing unsafe work to cease.

The course meets the requirements for elected HSRs and deputy HSRs under the WHS Act.


The Initial Health and Safety Representatives is delivered over a five (5) day period.

Who should attend the training program

Persons eligible for the Safework NSW approved five day training course in work health and safety are HSRs or deputy HSRs elected under the WHS Act.

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a greater knowledge of:

  • Understanding of the WHS framework; the structure, purpose and key provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in NSW and the role of the Regulator;
  • How the WHS legislation applies to their role as elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and deputy HSRs for their workgroup; and
  • Skills necessary to use their new powers under the WHS legislation in helping resolve work health and safety issues, issuing Provisional Improvement Notices and directing unsafe work to cease.

The course is intended to assist HSRs to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS legislation and their role and entitlements. This course is non-competency based and has no formal assessment.

What to bring on the day

  • Evidence of your identity (eg. Driver’s License or passport)
  • A completed ID Form, to be handed to the Trainer

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Trainer Profile

My background is in Sales and Sales Management. I have spent some years in the Building Industry as Logistics Manager on large restoration projects. I was for some time, the designated first...
Drago Zec  is a passionate, dynamic and self motivated OH&S Coordinator with a successful and privileged career of over 30 years in industries from Building & Construction, Manufacturing...