This WorkSafe approved course is designed to enable Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy HSRs to understand and effectively exercise their powers and entitlements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.). This HSR Initial course will equip HSRs and Deputy HSRS with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work group and to help make their workplace safer. Although HSRs are the primary audience, Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Committee Members and anyone with an interest in health and safety may also benefit from attending this course
Why complete this HSR Initial OHS Training Course?
Under section 67 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.), 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 course fees and any other associated costs. Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved course they attend in consultation with their employer.