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Health and Safety Representatives Initial OHS Training Course (VIC)

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Health and Safety Representatives Initial OHS Training Course (VIC)

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Why Choose This Course

This course provides a practical focus on the role of the Health and Safety Representative, with an emphasis on achieving positive outcomes in the workplace through consultation and issue resolution processes. The course is delivered by experienced safety practitioners who add significant value to the achievement of the learning outcomes.

Designed For

This innovative HSR OHS training course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria and aims to provide Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy HSRs with the information and skills needed to exercise their powers under the Victorian OHS Act 2004. Managers and supervisor or any other person with an interest in OHS may benefit from attending this course.

Entitlement

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67) all elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. NSCA is approved to deliver the HSR Initial OHS Training Course.

Under Section 67 of the Victorian OHS Act an employer, If requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.

This course is designed for anyone elected a Health and Safety Representative within the State jurisdiction of VIC.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Evidence of Identity (EOI)

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • Fitness to participate
  • Enclosed footwear
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course

Course Content:

The course content covers:

  • Interpreting the OHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Duties and responsibilities of PCBUS, officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
  • The nature of the consultation process with worker; as required of the primary PCBU
  • The purpose and formation of a workgroup within the workplace
  • Health & Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR / Deputy HSR
  • Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as a HSR to represent a workgroup and to resolve VHS issues
  • Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of various PCBUs under the legislation
  • How HSRs can contribute to risk management in the workplace
  • Provisional improvement Notices (PIN) and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of unsafe work

Group Size:

1-20 Face to face training
1-12 Connected Delivery (remote)

Duration:

5 Days. All 5 days must be completed within 6 months of the first date

Location:

Onsite or at our training facility

Schedule:

Public and corporate course available in VIC

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Corporate training packages

Would you like group training for your employees? Click here to enquire and we will contact you, or call 1300 88 55 30 so we can tailor a training course for your organisation.

More Information

Read answers to some commonly asked questions about this course below. Alternatively, you can visit our general FAQs page, our Resources page or email us via the form below..

Before enrolling into this training course, please download and read the Course Participant Handbook.

Access to FSA’s dedicated customer support.

Qualified and experience trainers.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

This course will benefit various careers including:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Department Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Supervisor or management position in certain industries
  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals
  • Team Leaders
Here are 4 reasons why you should choose Fire & Safety Australia for all of your safety training and safety consultancy requirements:

  1. National Accreditation and ISO9001-2015 Quality Accreditation
  2. Our Experience
  3. Flexibility and Clients First
  4. We Deliver What We Say We Will

Find out more on our Why Choose FSA page.

  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper

 

Course Pricing: $195.00

Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted. We also offer payment instalments.

Can we combine various courses or multiple staff members into a training package? Yes companies can add other FSA courses into a training package, or enrol multiple attendees to save money.

Contact us via the enquiry form below for more information.

 

Public courses

  • 2 business day “cooling off period” 
  • More than 5 business days – no charge
  • 5 business days or less – 50% of course fee
  • 24 hours from start time – no refund     

 

Corporate group

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • Transferred / cancelled more than 5 business days prior to course date – no charge
  • Transferred / cancelled 5 business days or less prior to course date – 50% of course fee
  • Transferred / cancelled 24 hours from start time – no refund / full course charge

     

When transferring an enrolment from one course date to another the following charges will apply:

  • Transferred 5 business days prior to course date – no charge
  • Transferred 5 business days or less prior to course date – 50% of course fee
  • Transferred 24 hours from start time – no refund / full course charge
  • Name changes to the booked course – 5 business days or less prior to the course date will incur a $50.00 + GST fee per name change

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