It is not the role of a HSR to:
- train other staff
- develop health and safety policies and procedures
- fix safety problems in the workplace
Term of Office for a Health and Safety Representative
HSRs are elected for a three year term and are entitled to attend 10 days training over the three years at an Approved Training Provider (ATP) of their choice.
HSR Level 1 (5 days) – first year of term
HSR Level 2 (3 days) – second year of term
HSR Level 3 (2 days) – third year of term.
A person ceases to be a health and safety representative for a work group if that person:
- completes a term of office
- cease to belong to the relevant work group
- resigns as a HSR
When a Health & Safety Representative has been elected they MUST inform SafeWork SA of their position.
The HSR’s employer must log on to SafeWork SA’s online portal and register the HSR. SafeWork SA will then provide the employer/HSR with their unique HRD ID#. This ID# is required when the HSR undertakes training, it is their responsibility to notify the training organisation of their HSR ID#.