Health and Safety Committee/Representative Training
Course Length: Full Day
*Please note that time allotted for lunch is 30 minutes. Please bring your own lunch/snacks as these sessions are NOT catered.
Health and Safety Committees (HSC) and/or Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) are critical to safe and healthy workplaces. Learn about the mandatory requirements for HSCs and/or HSRs in this classroom-based course. Additionally, HSC members and/or HSRs will learn how their participation contributes to a positive and effective committee and, in turn, how the HSC and/or HSRs work with the employer and all workers to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all persons in the workplace.
HSCs and/or HSRs form an important part of the internal responsibility system and help ensure that work site parties are aware of their roles and responsibilities in the workplace. They also promote awareness and interest in health and safety.
An HSC is a group of worker and employer representatives working together to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the work site.
An HSR works with the employer to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the work site.
- What is a HSC and/or HSR?
- What are the duties and functions?
- How are HSCs and/or HSRs selected?
- Are HSC members and/or HSRs entitled to training?
- How often should HSCs meet and how to ensure meetings are effective?
- What is a HSC Terms of Reference?
- What is the role of HSCs and/or HSRs regarding hazard assessment and control?
- What is the role of HSCs and/or HSRs regarding inspection of the work site and incident investigations?
- What is the role of HSCs and/or HSRs regarding work refusals?
Participants receive classroom-based facilitation on the establishment of effective HSCs and/or health and safety representatives. Tools required for implementation are provided.