Frequently asked questions

For more answers to frequently asked questions please refer to the:

Employee Representation handbook (PDF 810kb)

This guide is a comprehensive resource for HSRs. It has cross references to specific sections of the Act and answers many more frequently asked questions HSRs may have like:

  • Can an HSR inspect any part of the workplace where members of their DWG work at any time?
  • When can a deputy HSR exercise the powers of an HSR?
  • Who should be on a health and safety committee?
  • Does the employer have to keep a list of HSRs?
  • When can an HSR issue a PIN?
  • Who pays the costs associated with attendance at training?

HSRs can also call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 or email:

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