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:
- the approval process for HSR training providers
- HSR training subsidies.
Upon request we can also appoint a WHS Inspector to:
- decide on the structure of a work group that has not been successfully negotiated or agreed upon between PCBUs and workers
- settle a disagreement or delay in the provision of HSR training
- assist in the resolution of a health and safety issue that is unable to be resolved, despite reasonable efforts, or an issue arising from the cessation of unsafe work
- conduct a review and decide on the outcome of a disputed provisional improvement notice (PIN).
For help with any of the above phone us on 1300 365 255.
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.
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.
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.