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Health and Safety Representative Stage 1 (Essential Training)

Become an effective workplace health and safety Representative. This is essential training for any Health and Safety Representative, and extremely valuable for any health and safety committee member, or any worker or officer wishing to better comprehend the Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act and associated regulations, or those who require a refresher of the HSW Act. This course leads to the Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Training Scheme) (Level 3).


What you’ll learn...

This two-day course provides Health and Safety Representatives with necessary knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act), supporting regulations, and the role and responsibilities of a representative. They will be able to support their fellow workers in promoting a positive health culture and confidently communicate with management on health and safety matters.


After, you’ll be able to...

  • Effectively perform the responsibilities of a workplace Health and Safety Representative.
  • Understand health and safety legal requirements (HSW Act).
  • Promote the successful management of health and safety culture within your workplace in good faith.


NZQA Standards (Optional)

29315 Version 1, Level 3, Credits 2

Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.

Learners can expect to do an additional 6 hours of self-directed learning to complete this unit standard.

Note: Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (Northern) Incorporated trading as EMA Training has been granted approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide the Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Training Scheme).


Duration: 2 days

Level: Foundation

Delivery: Face to face (in class)


Course Costs:

Member (Standard) $695 + GST

Non-member (Standard) $850 + GST

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