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Health and Safety Representatives Refresher Training (approved by WorkCover NSW) Under the new WHS Act the Health.

Course Objectives

This course 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).

The target audience of this course includes 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 their workplace under the WHS law.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Persons eligible for the WorkCover NSW HSR refresher training course are elected HSRs who have completed the approved five day initial training course.

In addition schedule 18B of the WHS Regulation provided transitional arrangement for an elected OHS representative or elected member of an OHS committee under the OHS Act to be deemed HSRs if they were elected no earlier than 2 years before the repeal of the OHS Act (no earlier than 01 Jan 09). Deemed HSRs who had previously completed the consultation training prescribed by the OHS Regulation 2001 and then completed the gap training approved under the WHS Regulation are taken to have met the requirements of s85(6) and s90(4) of the WHS Act and are also entitled to complete annual refresher training.

Course Duration
One Day (7 hrs) 
Both Public and On Site Training is available - Maximum of 15 people for on site training.
A purchase order is required to secure the booking and an invoice is issued for full payment.
Note: 100 Points of EVIDENCE of IDENTITY (EOI) is required on the first day of training

With effect from 1 July 2008, WorkCover NSW has stated that Trainers must conduct a 100-point evidence of identity (EOI) check for each participant immediately prior to the commencement of the training.

The EOI documents provided by the participants must include:
                               a.  photo
                               b.  date of birth
                               c.  current address
                               d.  signature

Participants are to provide EOI that adds up to 100 points.   ALL documents provided must be original.  Certified copies will not be accepted.

 Primary Documents
 Passport (current or expired within
 last two years, but not cancelled)
 Only use ONE primary documents
 Australian Birth Certificate or Birth card
 issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths
 and marriages
   Australian Citizenship Certificate
 Secondary Documents
 Australian Drivers License (current)
 Allowed to use a combination of secondary documents
 Australian road authority photo card
   Motor vehicle registration or insurance documents
   Department of Veterens Affairs Card
   Centerlink Card
   Property (Council) rates notice
   Property lease agreement
   Home insurance papers
   A utility bill (eg water, electricity, gas)
If you want to use credit and savings account cards, these must be from different banks
Bank statement / credit card / savings account  cards
  Medicare Card

WorkCover NSW - 01 July 2008                                                                                             Workcover 15 - Evidence of Idenity Requirements - June 08
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