Initial HSR Training
(individual learning on line)

Kia ora and welcome to the fully online
Initial Health & Safety Representative Training course.

Course Outline

This online course equips HSRs with the skills to promote a safer and healthier place of work and also covers Unit Standard 29315 “Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a NZ workplace”. Successful completion of US 29315 (via the assessed quiz and fillable PIN) allows an HSR to exercise their powers to issue provisional improvement notices (PINs) and direct unsafe work to cease.

Although this course is completed fully online, under the Health and Safety at Work Regulation’s 2016 learners are entitled to two (2) days paid leave to complete the training. Link to the legislation here.

Ongoing Support

You will have ongoing access to one of WorksafeReps experienced iQualify trainers.


It is expected you will take approximately 20 hours to complete the course. This includes readings and activities.

Our Trainers who facilitate this course

Meet Christopher McDonald


I have been facilitating H&S Representative training seminars for WorksafeReps since 2003.

I worked as an organiser for the EPMU (Etu) from 1991 – 2000 and as an educator for NZNO from 2000 – 2005.

I worked in heavy industry for several years – NZ Steel – as a tapper in the melters.

I am experienced in both face-to-face and zoom facilitation.  I can also use “Teams.”

I also facilitate on-line learners in both the HSR Initial training and the Manager/supervisor courses.

Courses I facilitate:

  • Stage 1 Initial HSR
  • HSR Refresher
  • Stage 2 Risk Management
  • Manager/Supervisor
  • Preventing and Managing Fatigue
  • I can travel to facilitate Face-to Face courses in the Waikato Region, Auckland and Bay of Plenty.

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