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Health and Safety Representatives Initial OHS (WorkSafe Vic Approved Provider)

Duration:
5 Days

Max Students:
20

Designed for:
This innovative 5 day HSR Training course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria and aims to supply Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) with the information and skills required to successfully exercise their powers under the Victorian OH&S Act 2004 and Victorian OH&S Regulations 2017. Managers and supervisors or any other person with an interest in OHS may benefit from attending this course. Note: section 67 of the OHS Act 2004 entitles a HSR to attend an initial course of training in occupational health and safety after being elected. This entitlement (s57) also extends to deputy HSRs. The HSR in consultation with their employer also has the right to choose the course of training they attend. (This course is suitable for workplaces covered by the Victorian OHS Act 2004. Commonwealth employees should enrol under an approved Commonwealth course.)

Pre-requisites:
Nil

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
Language and Literacy requirements for the course are: • Writing is required to the level of completing written in-class activities. • Reading is required to enable the determination of information through the student manual.

Description:
This program provides a practical focus on the role of the Health & Safety Representative and Deputy Health & Safety Representative, with an emphasis on achieving positive outcomes in the workplace. The course is delivered by experienced safety practitioners who bring significant value to achieving the learning outcomes.

Content:

The course content covers:

  • Interpreting the OHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR.
  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties.
  • Establishing representation in the workplace.
  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution.
  • Representing designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder(s).
  • Issuing Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing cessation of work.

This course is delivered by NSCA.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants on completion of course.

Unit of Competency

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to successful students on completion of course.

Assessment:
There is no formal assessment as part of this course. Participants must attend all 5 Days to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Delivery Method:
Training will be delivered within a public training facility utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios.


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