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E L013

Health and Safety Representative

Duration E-Learn
Price $180.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 29315



The purpose of this course is to provide trainees with knowledge about the overall role and functions of a Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.

Course Objectives

On completion of this e-learning course trainees will be able to:

  • Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety.
  • Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations.
  • Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers.
  • Identify the obligations of a PCBU and WorkSafe New Zealand towards the Health and Safety Representative.
  • Describe the risk management process and the importance of communicating with workers and management.
  • Describe the purpose, procedures and obligations applicable to a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN).
  • Describe the rights and process for ceasing unsafe work.

Who Should Attend

This course is for people who are or intend to perform the functions of a Health and Safety Representative.

This course is required for the VHNZ Health and Safety Representative (Stage One) course it also provides credits toward VHNZ’s New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (Level 3).

Our Teaching Method

Delivery via e-learning with support from an experienced trainer.

For a short demonstration of how the course is delivered please click here.

For the best e-learning experience, we recommend using a laptop or tablet with a strong internet connection. While smartphones can be used, please note that the course content and assessment format may work optimally on larger screens. 

If you opt for using your smartphone, consider downloading the Moodle App for a more user-friendly interface. 
When configuring the app, set the website to

Unit standards

Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.

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