H&S Representative

A two day course designed to help you understand your legal responsibilities as a Health and Safety Representative.

The Health and Safety Representative course is suitable for all employees.

With the Health & Safety Representative course you will:

  • Gain skills in working with management to develop and implement risk management systems that involve workers, foster good employment relations and meet legislative requirements
  • Achieve NZQA Unit Standard 29315 - Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace
  • Understand the HSR's roles and responsibilities under the new legislation - the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

What The Course Covers

This interactive programme covers the HSR’s role and functions, including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 responsibilities
  • The role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers
  • The obligations of a PCBU and Worksafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative
  • The risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management
  • The purpose, procedures, obligations of a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)
  • The rights and processes for ceasing unsafe work


The assignment for this course is completed within the two days.  Participants are given time to complete assignment sections at the end of relevant sections.  Assignments will be collected at the end of the course for assessment.

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the Construction industry, to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Learn

Learning Objectives

  • Meet your legal Health and Safety Representative responsibilities
  • Encourage employee participation in improving and managing workplace safety
  • Using safety management systems           
  • Representing workers on health and safety matters and safe return to work
  • Promoting the benefits of health and safety in the workplace
  • Understanding how to issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN)

What You'll Get at the End of the Course

  • A Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • 16 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 9 credits towards the Health and Safety in Construction Programme
  • Health and Safety Representative Certificate
  • Unit Standard 29315 - Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.

Please note: all the above will be provided upon successful completion of the course assignment.

Next Learning Steps

Once you have completed the Health and Safety Representative course and achieved unit standard 29315 you will be eligible as an elected Health and Safety Rep in your workplace to undertake additional training, using your annual Health and Safety Representative training entitlement.

You and your PCBU (workplace) must agree that the further training is relevant to your Health and Safety Rep role.

Courses you may wish to consider are:

Check out our full range of courses.

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

When it's time to renew your site access you don't need to complete the same course again, expand your Health and Safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you.Your site access will automatically renew and you'll earn extra credits towards your Health and Safety in Construction Programme.

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after completing successfully this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.

Please note: If you are attending a 1 or 2 day Site Safe course then you need to bring with you a form of identification that can be verified (travel passport, birth certificate or residency certificate). This is required by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission.

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