Combined Safety Services

This course is for 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). Participants will refresh their understanding of their roles, powers and functions in the representation, monitoring, investigation and enquiry into work health and safety management at the workplace under the WHS law.


Course Objectives
This course is will refresh the information and skills attained under the initial five day 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.

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).

Course Outline
This course consists of theory, demonstrations, and practical exercises whereby participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Representing workers in a work group on WHS matters
  • Monitoring WHS matters
  • How to investigate WHS matter for workers of a group
  • Knowledge of General assistance for workers or work groups
  • Issuing of Provisional Improvement Notice

During the theory and practical components of the course, participants will be assessed on their knowledge and ability to perform the necessary tasks required for their role as an HSR. It is a requirement that all participants be able to read and write English to a sufficient standard. All attendees must produce photo identification and their previous certificates to attend this Refresher course.

This course duration is 1 day.

On successful completion, each participant will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

Frequency of Training

Public Sessions are held twice a year at 37 Crescent Road Waratah NSW 2298. Private sessions can be held for groups of 5 or more. 

How to Enrol

To make a booking in one of our upcoming public courses, please refer to the training calendar located on this website. Our existing schedule can be viewed and enrolment forms downloaded from here.

To download the course brochure, enrolment & payment form or the participant information form, click on the date/course you wish to enrol into. Links to each document will appear on your screen; simply use your cursor to select, complete and save the document to your desktop.

All enrolment documentation should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Fax: 02-4960 9688.

Alternatively, you may contact our training staff directly on 02-4960 9655 to request the appropriate forms.

Download Health and Safety Representative Refresher Training Brochure