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    Health and Safety Representative

Purpose
The purpose of this standard is for representatives to explain and demonstrate the overall role and functions of a Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.

Course Objectives
  • Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations;
  • Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers;
  • Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative;
  • Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management;
  • Describe and demonstrate the powers and obligations that a health and safety representative has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work.

NZQA Unit Standard
29315   Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace

Attendance Numbers   Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 
Course Duration          
1 day

Entry Criteria
Open.



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Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations;
Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers;
Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative;
Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management;
Describe and demonstrate the powers and obligations that a health and safety representative has in terms of issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work.

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