Employers and HSRs
Health and safety representatives (HSRs) can be elected to represent your workers on health and safety matters, but it is not compulsory.
- Give the HSR time off at normal pay and any necessary facilities and assistance to enable them to fulfil their role.
- Talk with the HSR about work health and safety issues.
- Give the HSR access to all information regarding hazards and risks.
- Allow the HSR to attend work health and safety interviews if a worker consents.
- Allow a person assisting the HSR to enter the workplace if that assistance is necessary.
- Permit the HSR to accompany an inspector on an inspection of areas where the workers they represent work.
- Give the HSR five days training and a one-day annual refresher course, if requested.