To exercise powers and rights as an Health & Safety Representative (HSR) effectively, it is essential that HSR's (and Deputy HSR's) receive training. This WorkSafe approved training course aims to provide HSR's with the skills, knowledge and confidence to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer.
Key learning outcomes include:
Under section 67 of the Victorian 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 approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.