Health and Safety Representative – Online

This online course provides students with foundation information that will develop and enhance skills and knowledge as a Health and Safety Representative in the workplace.


After successful completion of the online course you will be issued with an electronic badge. Before we can issue you with a formal Health and Safety Representative Certificate, you will need to contact Wood Training with proof of identity.

Unit Standard: 29315 L3 C2 V1

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • The functions of a HSR under the HSWA 2015
  • Understanding health and safety legislation as it relates to HSR.
  • Health and safety management system standards.
  • Risk management processes including controls.
  • Provisional Improvement Notices.
  • Incident reporting and investigation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR) under the Heath and Safety at Work Act 2915 and its Regulations
  • Explain the role of a HSR and as an advocate for workers.
  • Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe NZ towards the HSR.
  • Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management.
  • Describe and demonstrate the powers and obligations that a HSR has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work.

Course structure

This course is an online course.

After you contact Wood Training, we will send you a confirmation email with a self-enrolment key. You will be prompt- ed in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.
You will be sent a link to access your course with this self- enrolment key. You will be prompted in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.

You will need to have:

  • Access to a computer and stable internet
  • An email address

Course prerequisites


Assessment process

It consists of online learning modules that you work through at your own pace. At the very end of the course there are summative assessment tasks.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. NZQA and the Skills Organisation identify this as every two years.

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Course Length

Work at your own pace


Online Course


$270 + GST per person

Group rates available

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