Health and Safety Representative Training

Whangarei
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How to book

  1. Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates

  2. Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.

  3. Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.

Who will benefit?

The course is suitable for recently elected or appointed health and safety representatives and also gives a very good overview of health and safety responsibilities in the workplace for team leaders, first line supervisors and managers.

Successful students will achieve unit standard 29315 Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace. This course is the initial training outlined for Health and Safety Representatives in the Health and Safety at Work (Worker Engagement, Participation, and Representation) Regulations 2016 (21(2)).

Learning outcomes

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • The role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative

  • How to advocate for workers who raise health and safety issues.

  • Sources of information a Health and Safety Representative can request, and the procedures for requesting that information, and how to communicate this information when advocating for workers.

  • Methods that are effective in communicating health and safety issues and recommendations from workers to workplace management, and how to provide effective feedback to workers on that communication.

  • Supporting workers with injury/ill-health rehabilitation.

  • The duties of a PCBU towards a Health and Safety Representative as per the Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations.

  • The role and functions of WorkSafe New Zealand as they apply to the role of Health and Safety Representative.

  • Risk management process.

  • The importance of communication with workers and management at all levels of the risk management process.

  • The purpose, procedures and obligations applicable to a Provisional Improvement Notice

  • The rights of workers and the processes for workers in ceasing unsafe work.

  • When and how the Health and Safety Representative can direct unsafe work to cease.

Course overview

The purpose of this standard 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:

  • Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations

  • Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers

  • Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative

  • Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management

  • Describe and demonstrate the powers and obligations that a health and safety representative has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work.

 

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Delivery

Flexible

Duration

2 Days (8.30am - 4.00pm)

Start Dates

Whangarei: Contact us for available dates

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

$491.64

Programme Code

NT4973

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