Health and Safety Representative: Initial

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Key Information

Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 12

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$290 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$2610 Company Booking

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Empower your Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) with effective training and support to fulfil their responsibilities and duties.

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This course will provide your Health & Safety Representatives (HSR’s) with the knowledge and skills to address issues raised by workers and manage them to the satisfaction of stakeholders. HSR’s will be updated on their responsibilities, functions and powers according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its

In accordance with the requirements to maintain Consent to Assess for the unit standards taught on this course, Safety ‘n Action had this course pre moderated and approved by our standard-setting body, The Skills Organisation.

  • Unit Standards - HSRI (Click to see more detail)








    Describe the role and functions of the health and safety representative in a New Zealand workplace 


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain and demonstrate the overall role, powers and functions of a Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace
  2. Explain the role, functions and powers of the Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations
  3. Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers
  4. Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative
  5. Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management
  6. Describe and demonstrate the powers and obligations that a health and safety representative has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.

"I found the instructor to be extremely organised and upbeat. The course and content was really helpful."

Student Feedback 25 Sep 2018

"Awesome instructor. Learnt a lot in this course especially with legislation and regulation. This will help me a lot in my role. Cheers"

Student Feedback 6th April 2018

"It was a very enjoyable two days and the trainer was great, as he had good experience to fall back on with examples."

Student Feedback March 2018