This WorkSafe approved training course will assist Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and Deputy Health and Safety Representatives (DHSRs) to understand and effectively exercise their power, protections and entitlements under the OHS Act 2004.
OHS training equips HSRs/DHSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their designated work groups and to help make their workplace safer.
This highly interactive five-day program includes discussions and problem-solving exercises to assist with effective resolution of workplace OHS.
The learning objectives of this course include:
. Interpreting the OHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR.
. Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties.
. Participating in consultation and issues resolution.
. Establishing representation in the workplace.
. Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s.
. Issuing a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work.
Under section 67 of the Victorian OHS Act 2004, 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.
Section 67 also allows HSRs to choose the approved training course they attend in consultation with their employer.