5 Day Introductory Health & Safety Representatives

5 Day Introductory Health & Safety Representatives

​Who is the program for?

This course aims to give safety and health representative, supervisors, manager and others, the basic knowledge and skills to perform their roles and functions under legislation. Elected representatives are entitled to have time off with pay to attend this course. It is mandatory that the employer pay all costs associated with attending this course.​

Safety and health representatives

Safety and Health Representatives, as elected representatives of their work group in matters of Occupational Safety and Health, play an important role in developing and maintaining consultation and cooperation between employers and employees.
The workplace functions of Safety and Health Representatives as set out in the legislation are to:

  • carry out regular inspections of the workplace
  •  immediately carry out an appropriate investigation of any accident, dangerous occurrence or risk of imminent and serious harm to any person
  • keep informed on safety and health information provided by the employer about the workplace
  • liaise as necessary with WorkSafe or the Department of Industry and Resources and other Government or private bodies
  • consult and cooperate with the employer on all matters relating to safety and health at work
  • liaise with employees about matters concerning their safety and health at work and
  • report to the employer any  hazard  or  any  potential  hazard  to  which  a  person  is exposed or might be exposed to at work

​Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. It is a very practical course designed to introduce you to the functions of the Health & Safety Representative, safety Committee and Work Health and Safety Law.

You have the opportunity to credit this course towards half of the BSB30719 Certificate III of Work Health and Safety.

​​How is the program delivered?

The program is delivered over 5 days face to face by an approved Worksafe WA trainer and assessor who apply the course to your workplace context. Below is our 2022 course calendar.

​How will you be assessed?

Assessment is undertaken by observation of your participation, structured activities and answering questions

​How much does it cost?

$895 Full 5 days
$395 Refresher (day 1 & 2 only)
Please note from the 1st July 2022 there will be a slight increase in course costs.

​What is included in the program?

The program is divided into 5 topics that are built on each day.
Access and apply knowledge of legislation in the role of a Health & Safety Representative. 
Conduct workplace inspections and investigations as a Health & Safety Representative including: Carry out workplace inspections, conduct workplace investigations into illness/injuries and incidents.
Conduct hazard identification and risk management associated with the role of a Health & Safety Representative including: Identify workplace hazards, assess workplace risk, identify control measures, monitor control measures.
Communicate on Health & Safety matters and represent employees.
​Resolve conflict and issue provisional improvement notices in the role of a Health & Safety Representative.

Training Resources

You will be provided with:

  • A comprehensive participation manual
  • Resources in the public domain from the legislation
  • Access to the internet to access safety information

Qualification Pathways
On successful completion of this Qualification you may enrol in Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.

​Where is training conducted?

​The course is held at Murray House Resource Centre in Pinjarra in our dedicated training rooms, equipped with computers and resources required to complete the program (or we can come to you onsite as required). We encourage all learners to bring their own laptop. If you would like to use a computer at MHRC. please let us know so we can book one out for you.

Course times:  8.30am – 3.30pm
Location:        14 James St, Pinjarra WA 6208
Parking:          There is ample free parking across the road or located behind our building.
Catering:        Morning tea is provided. We have a fridge and microwave for your use if you wish to bring your own lunch, alternatively there are several food outlets across the road at Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is not available for this course. It is a WorkSafe WA requirement that you attend all 5 days in person.
Those who have attended this 5 Day Introductory Health & Safety Representatives Course can receive recognition towards a Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.
All course enquiries:

Murray House Resource Centre:
P:  08 9531 2298
E: [email protected]