An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals. Please refer to LI030-2TMP for form.
Health and safety programs promote worker and employer cooperation in identifying and solving health and safety concerns at the work site. Health and safety programs also promote awareness of and interest in health and safety.
HSCs and HS representatives help ensure fundamental workers’ rights to know and to participate. For the HSC/HS representatives to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities outlined in the legislation, they must receive specific training on their respective roles.
This manual was developed as a resource for approved training agencies and facilitators to guide them in their development and delivery of approved Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and health and safety (HS representative) training courses.