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Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher

Course Overview

This Health and Safety Representative (HSR) course includes the theoretical and practical components to meet the skills and knowledge required to understand the requirements and role of an elected HSR or deputy HSR in the workplace.

Competency Training is approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and NT WorkSafe to deliver HSR training in their respective jurisdictions.

It is a requirement that the HSR Refresher Course be attended once every three (3) years from the date of the initial HSR training. Refresher training can only be undertaken by HSRs who have completed the HSR Initial Course.


1 day


Course facilitation is conducted at Competency Training facilities. Upon arrangement, course facilitation can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable facilities.




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A moderate to advanced level of English language, literacy and numeracy is required as participants will be required to read and understand work health and safety legislation.

All participants are required to wear the following minimum PPE to enter our facilities:

  • Fully enclosed shoes (steel-capped boots preferred)
  • Long-sleeve shirt with high visibility
  • Long work pants


Participants will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Interpreting the work health and safety (WHS) legislative framework
  • Legislative obligations and duties of key parties
  • Evolution of WHS in the workplace
  • Terminology under the WHS framework and key concepts
  • Role and function of state or territory regulators
  • WHS consultation, representation and participation in the workplace
  • Rights and protections of an elected HSR or deputy HSR
  • Health and safety committee (HSC)
  • Issue resolution, requirements and monitoring
  • Identification and assessment of WHS hazards and risks
  • Inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation
  • Provisional improvement notices (PINs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

This course is suitable for those who have been elected as a HSR or deputy HSR within three (3) months of their election. A HSR or deputy HSR must undertake training within that time period, otherwise they will no longer be eligible to fulfill the role of HSR. A HSR or deputy HSR may only issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) after attending an approved training course.

Additional PPE may be required depending on the course requirements.

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