Health and Safety Representative
Initial OHS Training Course

A Comprehensive Approach

Course Overview:

Under the OHS Act 2004 (Section 67) all elected HSR’s and deputy HSR’s are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSR’s and choose their training course in consultation with their employer. Encompass Business Solutions is approved to deliver the HSR Initial Occupational Health and Safety Training Course.

Course Objectives:

This WorkSafe approved training course will help an HSR to understand and exercise their powers effectively. This training equips HSR’s with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their co-workers (i.e. Designated Work Groups) and to help make their workplace safer. Although HSR’s are the audience, managers, supervisors, health and safety committee members and anyone with an interest in health and safety may also benefit from attending this course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpreting the occupational health and safety legislation framework and its relationship to the HSR

  • Identifying key parties and their legislative obligations and duties

  • Establishing representation in the workplace

  • Participating in consultation and issue resolution

  • Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holder/s

  • Issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and directing the cessation of work


Health and Safety Representative Entitlements to attend the Health and Safety Representative OHS Training Course, Visit:

Course Inclusions:

  • Training conducted by an experienced, approved OHS industry practitioner with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Compliance Codes

  • Practical and theoretical activities

  • Participant notes and provision of a full official hard copy of the OHS Act 2004

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be fully vaccinated


Encompass Business Solutions is approved to deliver the HSR Refresher OHS Training Course