This is the QLD Government approved HSR refresher Perth training for you in your re-elected roles as HSR. Apply real-life HSR experience and collaborate with others to refresh your knowledge and grow in your HSR role. It is the training you need to continue as a HSR and is approved under section 21 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 – and Harness is an approved provider from WorkSafe Queensland.
By undertaking our HSR Refresher training course within the Harness learning environment you benefit from enhancing your capability in an engaging way using your own and others’ real-life HSR experiences with the expert guidance of our WHS-experienced trainers based from our Perth training facility.
During our HSR refresher training course you review your learning and previous experience from the full HSR course. The knowledge refresh covers WHS legislative considerations;WHS representation in the workplace; Effective consultation plus health and safety problem solving steps; Workplace inspections, notifiable incidents; Workplace culture, practical consultation, issuing Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs), ceasing unsafe work.
- UOC: WHSQHSRNCB02 - Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training.
- Cost: From $330/POA
- Duration: 1 Day
- Funding Available
The Content of our approved HSR Refresher training course in Brisbane reflects the structure of the initial 5 Day HSR Training Course. The HSR Refresher training however focuses on reviewing and utilising your HSR experiences to enhance your effectiveness as a conduit for the relevant workplace safety and health issues in your work group and contribute towards a positive Health and Safety culture. Our goal is that this training will help you be the best advocate and supporter of safety while also building your own health and safety skills and knowledge.
If you are a re-elected HSR, you are required to undertake a 1 day refresher training course with an approved RTO within 3 months of the election (section 21(1)(b) Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011). We are approved to deliver this training for you.
The structure is a summary of the full 5 days but conducted over one full day as follows
Session 1: Work Health and Safety Framework
- WHS framework and terminology, Duty holders and their duties,
- Role and function of WorkSafe Queensland
- Penalties under the WHS Act for non-compliance
Session 2: Consultation, Representation and Participation
- Consultation requirements under WHS legislation;
- Workgroups and election of HSRs;
- Roles and responsibilities of HSRs and Health and Safety Committees,
- Role of inspectors in the consultation process.
Session 3: Role of the HSR, Issue Resolution and Support
- Role of HSRs in consultation, assisting workgroups and as a member of a HSC,
- Investigating complaints,
- Issue resolution and support for HSRs.
Session 4: Risk Management, Monitoring and Notifiable Incidents
- Key requirements of risk management,
- Monitoring and review of risk controls,
- Notifiable incidents.
Session 5: Provisional Improvement Notices and ceasing unsafe work
- Purpose and functions of PINs,
- Role and requirements for HSRs to issue PINS and process for issuing a PIN,
- Disputes and resolution,
- Ceasing unsafe work.
Participants who successfully complete this course receive a WorkSafe Queensland Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training Statement of Attendance. This Statement is issued by Harness Energy (RTO 40521)
You must have completed the initial 5 day HSR Training. Bring 100 points of ID. Be a re-elected HSR. Bring a laptop for this training course. Also review the important requirements that apply across all courses.
Roles & Industries Relevant to HSR Training
Frequently Asked Questions
This is required training if you have been re-elected to the role of HSR and you have, 3 years ago, completed the full 5 Day Initial Training for HSR’s. The course aims to refresh your knowledge from that 5 Day course and add value through the workplace learning you have achieved since your original course. If you are a new HSR and have not undertaken the Initial training please review the full HSR Training course
The refresher training should be completed within 3 months of the re-election date and is required every 3 years
If a re-elected HSR has not undertaken the refresher training within the 3 month period and there is a valid explanation, you can request exemption. Such a HSR exemption application would require details of the HSR, date of last training, and reason why training has not been conducted within the 3 months after re-election. If no valid reason/s why the HSR has not received refresher training within the specified time, the HSR will need to attend the 5-day training course again.
Is this Harness HSR Refresher training content compliant with Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (QLD) Requirements?
Yes – our HSR Refresher training course is the approved refresher training for re-elected HSR’s as covered in Section 21 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. HSR’s are elected for 3 years (section 64 Work Health and Safety Act 2011) and this refresher training is relevant if you are re-elected into your HSR role.
General information to review is provided here:
- General info – Health and safety representatives and health and safety committees | WorkSafe.qld.gov.au
- Training related. – Health and safety representative training | WorkSafe.qld.gov.au
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