WHS Committee Member Awareness

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Course Information

This training program was specifically designed for Endeavour Energy to provide an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of WHS committees, their members and potential members within its organisation.

Course Outline

Session 1:  Work Health and Safety Framework

  • WHS framework and terminology,
  • Duty holders and their duties,
  • Role and function of WorkCover; and
  • Penalties under the WHS Act.

Session 2:   Consultation, Representation and Participation

  • Consultation requirements under WHS legislation;
  • Workgroups and election of HSRs;
  • Roles and responsibilities of HSRs and Health and Safety Committees; and
  • Role of inspectors in the consultation process.

Session 3:  Role of the HSR, Issue Resolution and Support

  • Role of HSRs in consultation, assisting workgroups and as a member of a HSC;
  • Investigating complaints; and
  • Issue resolution and support for HSRs.

Session 4: Risk Management, Monitoring and Notifiable Incidents

  • Key requirements of risk management;
  • Monitoring and review of risk controls; and
  • Notifiable incidents.

Session 5: Provisional Improvement Notices and ceasing unsafe work

  • Purpose and function of PINs;
  • Role and requirements for HSRs to issue PINS and process for issuing a PIN;
  • Disputes and resolution;
  • Directing unsafe work to cease.

Initial Training

  • Face to Face: 1 Day

Refresher Training

  • Face to Face: 1 Day



  • There are no pre-requisites for this training


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