Health and Safety Representative Training (HSRs)
Health and Safety Representative Stage 1 (NZQA 29315) – 2 days
NZQA 29315 Describing the role of and functions of the HSRs in a New Zealand workplace.
The purpose of this unit standard health and safety representative training is for representatives to explain and demonstrate the overall role and functions of a Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace. Representatives awarded with this standard will be able to:
1. Explaining the role and functions of the HSRs under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations
2. Explaining the role of a HSR as an advocate for workers
3. Identifying the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the HSRs
4. Describing the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management
5. Demonstrating and describing the powers and obligations that a HSR has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work.
Health and Safety Representative Training Stage 2 (NZQA 17601 and 17602) – 2 days
NZQA 17602 Applying hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace.
NZQA 17601 Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation
This HSR course provides Health and Safety Representatives tools to be able to become an effective health and safety leader in the workplace. It builds on learning from Stage 1 and covers the key components of hazard management and incident investigation.
- This Health and Safety Representative course is also useful for other levels within the organisation who wish to improve safety in the workplace by the use of sound safety systems.
Health and Safety Representative Course Outcomes
- Achieve an understanding of hazards, significant hazards and serious harm in relation to Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.
- How to identify hazards and implement control measures.
- Learn how to monitor control measures for effectiveness.
- Understand the difference between a hazard and a risk.
- Purpose of the hazard register and its advantages in managing risk.
- Understand legislative requirements of incidents and accidents.
- Gives a holistic appreciation of incident investigation and prevention of re-occurrence.
- Barriers to reporting near miss incidents and how to overcome them.
- Front Line Leaders role immediately following an incident.
- Understand the concept of multi causes of accidents and incidents.
- Understand the various components of the investigation process including, post incident,
data collection, analysis and prevention.
- An awareness of human error principles.
- How to conduct effective witness interviews.
- Conduct a hypothetical incident investigation. (Team exercise).
Our health and safety representative trainers are from high risk industries and have vast experience in the practical use of hazard identification and risk management.
We conduct serious harm investigations using the ICAM tool for client organisations.
ACT Safety as a Private Training Establishment; is authorized and accredited to enter unit standards onto the NZQA framework.
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