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Work Health & Safety Representative – 1 Day Refresher Course

Work Health & Safety Representative – 1 Day Refresher Course

This course is designed to refresh the information and skills of elected Health and Safety Representatives under the Work Health and Safety Act who have previously completed initial five day training course (or the equivalent training approved under the transitional provision of the WHS Regulation).

Course Duration

1 day

Course Outline

The specific topics covered by the course include:

  • WHS Act legislative framework.
  • Role and functions of WorkCover and their interaction with HSRs.
  • Duties and responsibilities of PCBUs, officers, workers and other paerties under the legislation.
  • Consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act.
  • Purpose and formation of a workgroup within the workplace.
  • Election process for HSRs/Deputy HSRs and disqualification provisions.
  • Health and Safety Committees (HSCs).
  • Entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR/Deputy HSR.
  • Negotation, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Risk management and risk controls.
  • Provisional Improvement Notices and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at elected HSRs who have completed the approved five day initial training course.

Students are also required to bring Certificate of Attendance from initial five day course or equivalent.


There is no formal assessment process however, students are required to attend the full 1 day and participate in the activities through out the course.

On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attendance.

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Work Health & Safety Representative – 1 Day Refresher Course