For Immediate Release

POTTS POINT, NSW– Australia’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and environmental training company, AlertForce (AF) now offers one-day Bridging Health and Safety Representative training course for their newly launched 5-day Comcare (HSR) training course.

AF’s new bridging course for HSRs is intended to assist HSRs and deputy HSRs understand the principles of legislative framework under the Work Health and Safety Act. The course will also educate the participants on newly introduced amendments to WHS legislation, as well as to introduce applicants to new terminology and definitions, duties of HSR, and enforcement measures.

In order to receive admission, applicants must provide evidence that they have completed the Comcare 5-day HSR training. AlertForce’s HSR Bridging course will be face-to-face and will provide participants with detailed notes, practical working experience, and even a lunch. Participants who successful complete the HSR 1-day Bridging Course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

In order to secure admission into the training course, participants will have to register for the course before December 31, 2012. The training will be offered on site in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney and will cost $347.00 and bulk discounts are available for larger groups.

The following criteria will be discussed in the bridging course:

  • HSR/HSC Roles in the workplace including Consultation, Representation and Participation

  • The role of HSRs in resolving issues and minimising risk in the workplace

  • Workplace Inspections, Notifiable Incidents and Incident Investigation

  • Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) and ceasing unsafe work

The HSR course will teach individuals how to be a central part of the partnership between employer and employee. A HSR’s duty includes tasks such as inspecting the workplace for safety lapses, accompanying an investigator during an inquiry, investigate OHS complaints, and initiate safety protocols. “Since we now have the 1-day Bridging HSR training course complementing the Comcare 5-day HSR course, we can effectively ensure that business professionals will have the experience needed to involve themselves in the dialogue and decisions affecting their safety” says Brendan Torazzi, AlertForce company founder.

AlertForce’s approval for the HSR bridging course and the 5-day HSR course indicates that the company has fulfilled Comcare requirements needed to include these courses in their wide catalogue of award-winning training programs.

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AlertForce (http://alertforce.com.au) specialises in delivering fast, competency-based, interactive short online and face to face OHS & E courses to mitigate risk and health and safety & environmental hazards in Australian workplaces.

For more information please contact Brendan Torazzi – CEO AlertForce. Ph: 1300 627 246

 More information on HSR can be found at the  ComCare Website