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Support & advice

To help achieve improved consultation and representation in South Australian workplaces, we work with Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committee (HSC) members, Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) and workers.

Our Workplace Advisory Service can provide free support, advice and information about:

  • forming work groups
  • determining appropriate HSRs
  • electing HSRs and deputy HSRs
  • HSR training and entitlements
  • HSR and HSC roles and functions
  • establishing HSCs
  • promoting the roles of HSRs and HSCs in the workplace.

Our advisors also conduct information sessions for workplaces and groups on HSR and HSC roles and functions, and consultation processes for resolving safety issues.

SafeWork SA can also manage:

Upon request we can also appoint a WHS Inspector to:

For help with any of the above phone us on 1300 365 255.

Online HSR Records

SafeWork SA maintains HSR records online. PCBUs can advise of HSR election results, download reports on currents HSRs and view listings by site/location. Approved training providers can also search online to check if HSRs are registered with SafeWork SA or have already attended training within their current term of office.

Legislation and guidance material

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

Code of Practice: Work Health and Safety Consultation Co-operation and Co-ordination

Our Consultation and representation at work (PDF 622kb) fact sheet provides some guidelines for both employers and workers about best practice consultation on health and safety in the workplace.

Worker Representation and Participation Guide: Safe Work Australia

Our Speak up about safety poster encourages workers to raise safety issues, knowing that work health and safety laws protect those who speak up about them.