HSR Stage 1


At the conclusion of our Health & Safety Representatives Stage 1 course, participants will be able to:

Understand why Health and Safety matters.
Identify the rights and responsibilities of key H&S stakeholders such as WorkSafe NZ, a PCBU, an Officer, and a Worker with regards to general duties, worker participation, and the role of HSR.
Describe the risk management process including
How to assess relevant information relating to hazards and risk that relevant to your workplace
Identification of hazards and strategies and tools that can be used
How to assess risk and an understanding of the full risk management process
Explain importance of monitoring and reviewing of controls
Explain the role of the HSR as an advocate for workers in their workplace.
Communicate in support of safety and understand HSR powers including
Importance of communication with workers and management throughout the risk management process and how recommendations can be communicated to management
Demonstrate effective methods of communication and on H&S issues and recommendations from worker to workplace management and how to provide effective feedback to workers on that communication.
Describe when and how an HSR can direct unsafe work to cease
Describe purpose of the Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and when it is and not appropriate to issue a PIN
Complete a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) and requirements for communication to all relevant parties
Describe requirements PCBU’s obligations to comply with Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) or seek regulatory review
Support workers with post-injury rehabilitation and graduated return to work planning.

Summative assessment:

Course participants will be assessed throughout the training using scenario-based assessment activities.


Research recently completed by Colmar Brunton found that “There is a much higher level of satisfaction with IMPAC’s training than any other provider’s” and that “…IMPAC’s satisfaction score is one of the highest we have seen in any market”.

New Health and Safety at Work Regulations, effective 4 April 2016 materially increase the importance and authority of H&S Reps (HSR’s). IMPAC’s H&S Reps - Stage 1 course has been designed and developed to ensure the highest levels of participant satisfaction and to ensure H&S Reps understand their roles and can add value to their employer.

Our course meets all regulatory requirements including the associated unit standard 29315. Accreditation means learning from this course is formally recognised and that it will increasingly support participants to complete more advanced Health and Safety qualifications and or take advantage of increasing opportunities to develop a rewarding and lasting career that ensures workers return home safe and well to their loved ones, every day.


$495 per student