A Safety and Health Representative needs to be skilled, confident and a good communicator to exchange ideas regarding the risks and controls for incidents in the workplace.
This program offers the essential skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the OSH Act and create a safer workplace for all your employees, contractors and customers.
A ‘representative’ means a Safety and Health Representative duly elected in accordance with the OSH Act.
Who Will Benefit
This program is primarily aimed at personnel within the workplace that have been elected as Safety and Health Representatives. However, managers and supervisors may also participate to gain knowledge of the requirements under the OSH Act and forge a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of their Safety and Health Representative.
The key objectives of the program are:
- To understand current health and safety legislation and its application
- To understand hazard identification, risk assessment and control practices and tools
- To understand how to conduct workplace inspections
- To understand how to conduct incident investigations
- To understand the processes in place for conflict resolution
- To understand how to issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PIN’s)
- To understand the responsibilities and functions of a Safety and Health Representative and OSH Committee.
Safety and Health Representatives are recognised by the issuing of an ID card from WorkSafe.