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Course Title:   Safety, Health & Environmental Representative

Description:   The course is intended to assist Safety, Health and Environmental Representatives understand their roles and functions as to how the Occupational Safety and Health legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as Safety, Health and Environmental Representatives.

Duration:                2 Day

Audience:               SHE Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Safety and Health personnel


  • Health and safety legislation relating to health and safety representatives. 

    • Legislation definitions and terminologies.
    • Legislative impact on both employees and employers.
    • Legal compliances and the effect to health, safety environment and production
    • The duties and functions of health and safety representative.
    • The roles and duties of employers, supervisors, employees, health and safety representatives and unions
  • Requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place. 

    • Powers and responsibilities of Safety and Health Representatives.
    • Purpose of conducting workplace inspections.
    • Safety, health and environment related issues within the scope of authority.
    • Emergency procedures and processes for consultation and cessation of work in emergency situations
    • Dealing with specified Safety, health and environmental issues.
  • OHS Consultation 

    • Data gathering methods.
    • Methods for consulting and negotiating on implementing corrective actions
    • Communication and basic communication skills
    • Dispute resolution procedures
    • Conflict scenarios
  • Risk Management 

    • Applications of Codes of Practice and relevant OHS policies within the organisation as a means of identifying inadequate risk control
    • Hazard reporting
    • Manual handling, chemical hazards, workplace stress, noise, and working with plant
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Incident Management and Investigation 

    • Procedures for dealing with accidents, incidents, and near misses
    • Health and Safety Representative role in investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses
    • Strategies to prevent recurrence of accidents, incidents or near misses
  • Reporting 

    • Requirements and benefits for keeping OHS records
    • Use of OHS records in monitoring hazards and risks
    • Accident reporting under OHS and workers compensation legislation, and on injury and dangerous occurrence reporting and investigation
    • Safety audits
  • Assessment of Compliance 

    • Determining OHS competence
    • Appropriate assessment methods for monitoring maintenance of OHS competence
    • Determining consistency with regards to OHS performance and competence requirements