Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) - 5 Day WorkCover approved course

Are you a newly elected Health and Safety Representative or looking for an entry point to the world of workplace health and safety? Recovery Partners offers the SafeWork NSW approved course which qualifies you as a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) under the Work Health Safety Act 2011. The HSR plays a pivotal role in workplace health and safety, your role allows you to represent the members of your workgroup in relation to matters and decisions affecting workplace health and safety.

The training will assist to provide you with an understanding of the new legislation and the roles and responsibilities of a HSR.

Who should attend?

This course should be attended by HSRs, Deputy HSRs or WHS Committee members who have not previously undertaken formal training in the now superseded 4 days OHS Consultation course. Those who have undertaken the prior 4 day OHS Consultation course should consider our 1 day bridging course for HSR.

What will I learn?

Utilising adult learning principles, Recovery Partners can assist you to understand the current legislative framework and the key changes within the Work Health & Safety Act 2011. In particular, the course covers the additional powers of the HSR in their ability to issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PINS).

When you have completed the training you will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in relation to:

  • The WHS legislative framework and key changes
  • Key changes in WHS terminology
  • Changes in duties under WHS legislation
  • Requirements for duty holders to consult, represent and participate in matters which relate to work health and safety issues
  • The role of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • The role of the regulator and its inspectorate in relation to consultation and the resolution of work health and safety issues
  • Enforcement measures available for breaches of WHS legislation
  • Issue resolution and WHS legislative requirements
  • Issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and ceasing of unsafe work.
  • Hard copy and/or website enrolment forms, which states their personal information will be shared with SafeWork NSW.

Who delivers the Training?

A SafeWork NSW approved Recovery Partners trainer.

How long does this course go for?

This training is a 5 day course. Training typically starts at 8.30 and finishes at 3.30; we provide breaks and supply morning tea, lunch, coffee/tea when completed at our public courses.


Delivery of the course is based on adult learning principles to a maximum of 16 people per session. We encourage a high level of participation from all attendees. This is achieved via activities, case examples and discussion.

Training – Facilities

See our website for publically run courses and locations. Participants will each be provided with a participant workbook.


On completion of all topics, successful participants are issued a SafeWork NSW registered certificate.


$750.00 ex GST per participant at public course