Health & Safety Rep Training

Develop Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) understanding of their roles and responsibilities and skills to stop unsafe work

At A Glance

Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand Workplace

Unit Standard 29315

Level 3 | Credits 2

1 day

At your place or ours

Covering Health And Safety Representatives Capability

People enrolled in this course will understand the functions and powers available to them as a Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015).

Health and Safety Reps have a responsibility and power to advocate on behalf of their workmates.

HSRs provide workers with a formal, visible way to contribute to workplace health and safety, and they encourage worker participation while supporting worker engagement.

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Health And Safety Representative

We use our workplace training techniques to cover situations and scenarios that bring to life the essential role of a HSR, and how an effective HSR functions with the PCBU, workplace and WorkSafe.

In this course the trainee will:

  • Gain an understanding of legislation (HSWA 2015) to identify roles and functions of an HSR, and the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe when supporting HSRs
  • Understand their role in advocating on behalf of workers, providing support for effective reporting of issues and other H&S communications, as well as support when returning to work following an incident
  • Master the risk management process and the importance of communication with workers and management
  • Describe the purpose, procedures and obligations relating to a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)
  • Identify the rights and process for stopping unsafe work

Entry Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in this programme you must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Be aged over 16 years old
  • Be a New Zealand or Australian Citizen or Resident
  • Open entry. There may be availability to train through your ITO (Industry Training Organisation). BMINZ will work with you to ascertain if you are eligible for a training subsidy through your ITO.