HSR Level 1 Course 5-Days

Day 1: Interpreting the WHS Legislative Framework & its’ relationship to the HSR

  • Understand the context of WHS legislation and practice
  • Objectives and principles of the WHS Act
  • Elements of the legislative framework
  • Role and function of the regulator, interaction with HSRs
  • Understand the safe work approach to work health and safety issues

Day 2: Key parties, legislative obligations & duties, Establishing representation in the workplace

  • Duties and responsibilities of PCBUs under the legislation
  • Duties and responsibilities of officers, workers, other parties
  • Range of enforcement options
  • Purpose and formation of workgroups

Day 3: Consultation and issue resolution

  • HSR election process
  • Disqualification provisions
  • Understand the function of a health & safety committee
  • Entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR
  • Consultation process between PCBU and workers under the WHS Act

Day 4: Consultation, Issuing PINs and Cease Work Notices

  • Strategies for Consultation process
  • Negotiation skills and strategies to resolve WHS issues
  • Represent workers on health and safety issues
  • Benefits of representation and constructive consultation
  • Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)
  • Directing cessation of work

Day 5:  Represent members in WHS risk management processes

  • Contribute to risk management
  • Understand management issues and concepts
  • PCBU obligations relating to incident notification
  • Assistance and support of inspectors and entry permit holders

Note: During the course a workplace inspection visit, by a SafeWork SA Inspector may be scheduled pending availability

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