H & S Representative

Employers now have several options for involving employees in health and safety improvements in the workplace. One of the best ways of achieving effective employee involvement is by electing Health and Safety Representatives. These are elected as part of an Employee Participation System and must be trained to carry out their functions.

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Recognise the key duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2016

  • their roles and responsibilities as a nominated health and safety representative
  • the requirements of Health and Safety at Work Act 2016
  • how to effectively implement an employee implementation scheme
  • the importance of reporting all accidents and incidents
  • the make-up of a health and safety system
  • how to respond to unsafe situations and conditions in the workplace

Identify and manage hazards

Understand the process of reporting and investigating hazards
Promote the Health and Safety interests of employees

Unit Standard 29315 - describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace. Level 3, Credits 2