The role of the health and safety representative includes:

  • representing workers in matters relating to health and safety;
  • investigating complaints from workers;
  • inquiring into anything that appears to be a risk to health and safety of workers and
  • making recommendations relating to health and safety (Schedule 2 (1) of the Health and Safety a Work Act)

Health and safety representatives are entitled to two days training a year.

Click here to find out more about Initial Training for Health and Safety Representatives

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