Health and Safety Representatives - Commonwealth Jurisdiction
This course conforms to the provisions of the Work Health & Safety Act and includes a balanced content of theory and class participation. This will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the role and responsibilities of a workplace health and safety representative.
Health and Safety Representatives are elected or chosen to represent the interests of a particular work group on a range of health and safety issues. The PARASOL HSR Course provides all of the skills and knowledge required by a HSR to carry out their legislative functions. A HSR is not able to exercise all of their powers if they have not completed a course of training approved by Comcare.
The training is primarily designed for those participants who are elected as health and safety representatives with the Commonwealth Public Service and who may not have previously been exposed to the legal and industrial requirements of occupational health and safety.
The course is approved by the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.
Initial 5 day training course must be completed within 6 months.
HSR’s are entitiled, under legislation, to select their own approved training provider.