Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1

Health & Safety

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Ensuring you and your colleagues remain free from injury at work takes not only care, but specific knowledge and skills.

This course will help you to understand the Health and Safety at Work Act, and its associated regulations, to maintain a safe working environment.

Content and delivery of this programme will be aligned with the most up to date requirements of health and safety training - whatever your business.


Health and safety representatives, members of a health and safety committee or any employee/employer wishing to understand the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations.


Introduction to workplace health and safety
Role and functions of a health and safety representative

  • Worker participation
  • Communication
  • Risk management
  • Accident and emergency investigations and reporting
  • Workplace health and safety culture
  • Advocacy skills
  • Safety resources available
  • Developing a plan of action


Promote management of health and safety issues through the use of sound risk management systems and practices

Encourage others to be active in preventing injuries

Get your health and safety committee making a difference


Two days

Assessment is open to all course participants if you choose (assessment fee additional). Further information about assessment procedures and fee will be explained during the training programme or please contact us for details.

NZQA Unit Standard 29315: Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace (Version 1, Level 3, 2 credits)



Course Dates

Queenstown 31 - 01 November 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Nugget Point Hotel, 149 Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown Fully Booked
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Invercargill 18 - 19 November 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Dunedin 25 - 26 November 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin
Queenstown 05 - 06 December 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Nugget Point Hotel, 149 Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown
Oamaru 11 - 12 December 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Northstar Restaurant and Bar, 495A Thames Highway, Oamaru


$ 620.00 + GST for members
$ 730.00 + GST for non-members

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This workshop has qualified the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA23

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

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