WHS Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher @ UNE

February 16, 2016

Do you require accredited update refresher training for your health and Safety representatives ( HSR)?

UNE is running a training program on March 8. The target audience of this course includes all elected HSRs under the WHS Act who have previously completed the approved initial five day training course (or the equivalent training approved under the transitional provision of the WHS Regulation)

The course is intended to assist HSRs and Deputy HSRs understand their roles and functions as to how the WHS legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace.  The course aims to inform participants of the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).

This course will refresh the information and skills attained under the initial five day accredited HSR training course and assist HSRs to carry out their role and functions under the WHS legislation including:

  • an understanding of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation;
  • an understanding of how it applies to their role as elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSR); and
  • the additional knowledge and skills regarding their powers under the WHS legislation to issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and direct unsafe work to cease.

This course meets the requirements of the WHS regulations for Health and Safety Representatives ( HSR) elected under the WHS Act 2011

 Date:                     8th  March 2016

Time:                    9:30am to 4:30pm

Venue:                 OD Training Room, UNE

For further details contact:

Daphne Mc Curdy, Health and Safety Consultant, University of New England

ohs@unbe.edu.au /  02 6773 3232


  • It is a prerequisite that all participants must have completed the 5 day HSR course ( or transitional update)  within the past 5 years
  •  The cost is $150 per person