Courses Work Health & Safety

Queensland Health and Safety Representative Refresher


This training is designed to renew the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Health and Safety Representatives having successfully completed the five day HSR course. Health and Safety Representatives are legally required to refresh their training within three years since their last formal training  (Work Health and Safety Act Regulation 2011, s. 21 (1) (b)). The course is conducted in one day.


The  key areas covered by this course include:

  • Overview of the WHS legislative framework
  • Duties of various parties
  • Key WHS terminology
  • The role of WHSQ and penalties for non‐compliance
  • Requirements and mechanisms for consultation in the workplace on work health and safety issues
  • The role, entitlements and protections available for HSRs and Health and Safety Committees (HSCs)
  • Resolving workplace health and safety issues through negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Identifying hazards and ways in which they can be eliminated or minimised
  • Incident notification and investigation
  • Issuing Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and directing unsafe work to cease.
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