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Health & Safety Representative



$ 250 + GST per person



8 hours (1 day)


Unit Standards

NZQA Unit Standard 29315



To understand and describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace


The Health and Safety Representative is the voice of your workplace. As a person, not just an employee, they are responsible for making sure that health and safety regulations in the work environment are being followed by both management as well as workers.

The H&S representative’s role is to be aware of potential risks at all times so that they can advocate on behalf of worker should any problems arise with either employer or fellow employees during regular or daily operations.

The obligations put upon employers when it comes to managing health-related issues such as first aid training vary from company size. However, if you operate within certain industries such as construction or forestry, then these requirements cannot be overlooked because there may be fatal consequences involved. It’s important for managers to develop procedures around health and safety in the workplace.

This introductory course explores the roles and obligations of a health and safety representative as defined by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). Participants in this course are expected to have at least a basic understanding of the HSWA.

Who should attend this course?

This course is ideal for someone aspiring to become a health and safety representative.

Topics Covered

At the end of the training, a participant 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 communication with workers and management

  • Describe the purpose, procedures and obligations applicable to a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) Describe the rights and process for ceasing unsafe work

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