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Health and Safety Representatives
Becoming an HSR
To be a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) you must be a worker who has been formally elected by the members of your work group to represent them on health and safety matters.Read more
HSR functions and powers
Find out more about HSR functions and powers under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.Read more
To use the functions and powers available to HSRs under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), you will need to be trained.Read more
Before an Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is elected, the business must determine the work groups (groups of workers) the HSR will represent.Read more
HSR election process
If your business is required by law to have HSRs or you choose to have an HSR as part of your worker participation practices, you need to follow the HSR election process.Read more
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), businesses must support workers in their role as HSRs.Read more
Provisional improvement notice (PIN)
An HSR can issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) if they believe a person is breaking the law or likely to break the law.Read more
Protections for HSRs
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), there are a number of protections in place for both businesses and Health and Safety RepresentativesRead more
Ceasing to be an HSR
There are a number of situations where a person can cease to be an Health and Safety RepresentativeRead more