Health and Safety Rep Course - 1 Day Only!

Overview: Unit Standard 29315

This is an introduction to the new role of a Health and Safety Representative. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and its regulations, the role and responsibility of the Health and Safety Rep in the New Zealand workplace has changed and this course will enable the trainee to understand the requirements and obligations of a Health and Safety Representative in relation to the HSWA. A trainee will re-enter the workplace stronger in their role as a Health and Safety Representative, with a determination to add good communication and leadership aspects to their responsibilities.

Please note that unit standard 29315 replaces unit standard 20918 for Health and Safety Representative Training.

If you hold unit standard 20918 you will require transitional training and this one day programme is ideal. Managers may also like to attend to understand the obligations and responsibilities of a Health and Safety Rep at Work.

The Worksafe website has more information about Health and Safety Reps (HSR's) and their training requirements.

Course Content

The purpose of this course is for Health and Safety Reps to explain and demonstrate their overall role and functions in a New Zealand workplace. A trainee will be able to demaonstrate the following: 

  • Explain the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its Regulations
  • Working with the PCBU & WorkSafe
  • Roles and Responsibilities under the HSWA 
  • Explain the role of a Health and Safety Representative as an advocate for workers
  • Managing risk and the importance of communicating with workers and management
  • Responsibility that a health and safety rep has for issuing a provisional improvement notice (PIN)
  • How and when to direct a worker to cease unsafe work

Please note that dependent on the trainee's experience a post course activity may be required for assessment prior to the unit standard being completed. Please contact us for more information.

Prior Experience

There are no formal pre-requisites to attend this course. However, it is ideal for trainees to have an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Our Trainers are experienced in working with all levels of prior knowledge and as such, this course has been designed to include a range of highly interactive training activities that will assess the experience of a trainee to determine the requirement of a post course activity.


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standard Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
29315 Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace 2

Please note that this unit standard is able to be credited to a Level 3 Health and Safety qualification.


1 Day

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a maximum of 15 trainees per programme.


Course Fees

$371.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Special Note

Please note that depending on the trainee's experience  a post course activity may be required for assessment prior to the unit standard being completed.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.