HSR Training SafeWork NSW

Health and Safety Representative Training will give HSRs and deputy HSRs an understanding of WHS legislation and how it applies to their role. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge required under the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011, and become familiar with requirements for consultation, enforcement measures available for breaches of legislation, and duties of various stakeholders that can influence WHS.

PeopleSafe Australia delivers this course on site for groups. Public courses are not currently available.


The SafeWork NSW Health and Safety Representative course is for HSRs who have requested approved training for their Health and Safety Representative role.

This course will also benefit other participants to understand legislation relating to consultation and the role of HSRs in the workplace. This training will assist:

  • Health and safety committee members
  • Deputy HSRs
  • Line managers
  • Supervisors


Day 1: The WHS legislative framework and the duties and obligatons of key parties
WHS legislative framework
Duty holders and their duties
New terminology
The role and function of SafeWork NSW
Day 2: Establishing representation in the workplace
Consultation, representation and participation
Election of HSRs and deputy HSRs in the workplace
The role of HSRs, deputy HSRs and Health and Safety Committee
PCBU obligations
Day 3: Effective consultation: Participation in issue resolution and monitoring risk controls as a HSR
Effective consultation for Health and Safety Representatives, strategies and skills
Representing workers as a HSR
Monitoring and review of risk controls
Day 4: Monitoring PCBUs’ management of work health and safety
Workplace inspections and recording findings
Obligations relating to ‘notifiable incidents’
Day 5: Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)
Purpose and function of a PIN and the process for issuing a PIN
Directing unsafe work to cease
Course Summary and Evaluation

Duration: 5 days (Safework NSW required duration). As the training is delivered on-site, you can choose your preferred training dates.

Delivery method: Face to Face.

Training Location: This course is available for delivery on-site at your company or venue (Sydney and across NSW). Public courses for individuals are currently not available.

Inclusions: Training with exceptionally qualified and experienced trainers, Course notes in a quality tabulated folder, HSR training course certificate of attendance.

Certificate: On completion of the 5-day HSR course, participants will receive a certificate approved by SafeWork NSW.

Class sizes: The maximum class size is 20. As we charge a per course fee, you’ll need at least 10 participants to run an on site course.

To find out more or to register, simply call us on 02-9501-1516, or  Request a Quote


Participants at Health and Safety Representative training will need to provide evidence of identity which may include photo identification and documents with your current address.


HSR Refresher Training (1 day)
This is a refresher course for existing HSRs who have previously completed the 5-day course.

Health and Safety Committee Training (2 days)
A comprehensive course for Health and Safety Committee members.

Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals (1 day)
An introductory course for new Health and Safety Committees, as well as a useful refresher for existing HSCs.

Ideas to Outcomes T/As PeopleSafe Australia is approved by SafeWork NSW to deliver the 5-day Health and Safety Representative training course.