All businesses must comply with their legal health and safety responsibilities. Businesses should have trained health and safety representatives who have the knowledge and skills to help the business reduce employee injuries and in turn business costs.

Work Safe Advisory Services offer Health and Safety training, exclusively designed to address the obligations of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The training is relevant now to all Health & Safety Representatives, Supervisors and Managers. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 aims to promote the health and safety of everyone at work and of other people in or around places of work. To achieve this, the Act requires people who are responsible for work and those who do the work to take steps to ensure their own health and safety and that of others. In order to fulfill the functions as a Health and Safety Representatives those fulfilling that important role should complete the necessary training and keep informed of:

  • The legal requirements relating to the health and safety of persons at work.
  • Particular hazards in the workplace and appropriate measures to eliminate or minimise them.
  • The health and safety policy of your employer, including arrangements for making sure that this policy is put into effect.
Health & Safety Manual
The customised manual will have your company name, logo, and hazards. This is YOUR manual – not a generic one. The folder has places for you to file completed forms. An excel spreadsheet for entering statistics which automatically creates graphs. Your manual will include:

  1. Alignment to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
  2. Understanding employer’s health and safety responsibilities and the importance of compliance.
  3. Hazard identification, management and register.
  4. Accident and near miss reporting and management.
  5. Getting staff enthusiastic about workplace health and safety, emergency management.
  6. Audits and checks.

Health & Safety Representative Courses

Stage 1
Health & Safety Representative

Stage 1 provides elected or appointed Health & Safety Representatives with the foundation knowledge and skills to enable them to exercise their duties and responsibilities as workplace Health & Safety Representatives.

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Duties of PCBUs, Officers and Workers
  • Role of WorkSafe NZ and their Inspectors
  • Roles and functions of Health and Safety Representatives
  • Health and Safety Committees
  • Risk Management Process
  • Provisional Improvement Notices
  • Ceasing Unsafe Work
  • Emergency procedures
  • Worker participation tools
  • The future in Health & Safety

NZQA Unit Standard 29315 Level 3 = 2 Credits

Duration: One Day (7 – 8 hours)

Public Course: $495 +GST per person
In-House: Price on Application (Up to 10 people)

Registration of Credits: $25.00 + GST per person

Stage 2
Health & Safety Incident Investigation

Stage 2 is for Health & Safety Representatives, Team Leaders, Supervisors and first line Managers. The course enhances the knowledge and skills gained during Stage 1, and develop the personal and written skills required to conduct a formal incident/accident Investigation.

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Accident and Incident Reporting Best Practice
  • Case Studies, Re-investigating the investigations of others and making recommendations
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • The right questions to ask
  • Duty Holders Review process
  • Two way communication basics
  • Notifiable Events
  • Emergency Procedures

Duration: One Day (7 – 8 hours)

Public Course: $495 +GST per person
In-House: Price on Application (Up to 12 people)

Stage 3
Health & Safety for Managers

Stage 3 for Managers gives a comprehensive overview of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. It provides Directors and Managers with a detailed understanding of the Health & Safety Representatives roles and responsibilities and provides the key knowledge required to manage a Health & Safety system.

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Duties of PCBUs, Officers and Workers
  • Due Diligence obligations
  • Governance vs Management
  • Overlapping duties
  • Roles of HSR’s and Committees
  • H&S Audits
  • Contractor Management
  • Risk vs Hazards
  • Incidents vs Accidents
  • Worker Participation and Engagement
  • Health and other unforeseen Hazards
  • Health & Safety KPIs, SOPs and their purposes

Duration: One Day (7 – 8 hours)

Public Course: $495 +GST per person
In-House:  Price on Application (Up to 12 people)


NOTE: The Unit Standard 29315 is assessed and awarded under a partnership arrangement with Actions for Survival. The Unit Standard is Level 3 and attracts two Credits. Additional information covered with the Unit Standard includes PIN’s (Provisional Improvement Notices) and Cease Work Notices. The attendees will complete the course work for the Unit Standard on the day.

Public courses are held at Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre, 63 Westney Road, Airport Oaks, Auckland.

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