Refresher – (NSW) Health & Safety Representative Training

Refresher – (NSW) Health & Safety Representative Training


Contingency plans are in place for any HSR Refresher courses that become affected by “Lockdowns” due to COVID19 with online options now available.

Course Description:

This HSR Refresher Training course is recognised by SafeWork NSW and meets the requirements for Health and Safety Representative (HSR) refresher training in NSW.


This course is designed for Health & Safety Representatives (HSR’s) that have previously completed HSR 5 Day Course previously or the 1-day SafeWork NSW Gap course to renew the knowledge and skills Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) attained during their initial five days HSR training course.

HSRs in New South Wales are entitled to attend a 1-day refresher course each year during their term of office (as per Section 21 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011). 

In this course, we will revisit all the key topics, plus we explore WHS legislation changes such as industrial manslaughter, the transition from GHS 3 to GHS 7, the draft Code for psychological risks, Covid19  in the workplace, amendments to 21 codes of practice, penalty units for fines, and much more. 


Participants must be able to provide evidence that they have previously completed the HSR 5 Day Course or the 1-day SafeWork NSW Gap course prior to attending this HSR Refresher training.


Participants will receive a SafeWork NSW Health and Safety Representative Training Certificate of Attendance. This certificate is issued by Dowell Solutions – Kylie Dowell (SafeWork NSW Number RTO800468).


1 Day – Delivered face to face
Online Bookings: Dowell Solutions is approved for “Real-Time Connected Delivery” via Zoom.

Topics Covered:
  • Interpreting the WHS legislative framework,
  • Key parties, their legislative obligations and duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) and other arrangements
  • Participating in effective consultation
  • Negotiation, issue resolution and contributing to the minimisation of risks
  • Monitoring PCBU’s management of work health and safety risks
  • Workplace inspections, notifiable incidents and incident investigation
  • Issuing of Provisional Improvement Notices
  • Directing the cessation of unsafe work
Course Inclusions:
  • Training is delivered by an experienced WHS industry practitioner with strong knowledge of relevant WHS legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Practical and theoretical activities
  • Participant notes and a full copy of the most current Work Health and Safety Act 2011