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.



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: WHS legislative framework and the duties and obligations of key parties. 

WHS legislative framework and the duties and obligations of key parties.

Introduction to WHS

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 Committees

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 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: On-site at your company or venue (Sydney and across NSW).

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: For on-site training you’ll need a group of at least 6 participants.

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


Download HSR Course Information
Download Participants Handbook

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


“Thank you for presenting the information in such an expert manner. Both presenters were first rate in knowledge, contact and exposition” I.Anderson, Sphere Healthcare

“Trainer engaged the trainees very well, and was able to share real world experiences with the course material” Sam.K, Master Builders Association of NSW

“Training was excellent. Interesting and very educational. Will recommend trainer.” Dion.T, ICON Co

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


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.