Refresher – (NSW) Health & Safety Representative Training


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 2017). 

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,  psychological hazards and risks, 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).


Public Courses: 1 Day – Delivered face to face. With one public course delivered per year in Wagga Wagga NSW.

Corporate Bookings: Contact us directly for corporate bookings on your site. 


  • WHS legislation framework
  • Key WHS terminology
  • WHS consultation terminology
  • Duties of PCBUs
  • Duties of other parties
  • Enforcement measures
  • Consultation under the WHS legislation
  • Work groups and multiple business work groups
  • Election of HSRs and deputy HSRs
  • Powers and functions of HSRs
  • Health and safety committees
  • WHS entry permit holders and their role in consultation
  • Role of the PCBU in WHS Consultation
  • Role of the HSR in workplace consultation
  • Issue investigation procedure
  • Negotiation and problem solving
  • Issue resolution
  • WHS risk management
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Implementing risk controls
  • Monitoring and review
  • Communication and consultation
  • Notifiable incidents
  • Provisions Improvement Notices
  • Responsible person duties and rights
  • Workers’ right to cease unsafe work
  • HSR’s role in directing unsafe work to cease
  • Getting assistance for cessation of unsafe work


  • 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 2012
  • HSR Private Support Group
  • FREE Safety Journal/Diary