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Support and advice

SafeWork SA supports Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Health and Safety Committee (HSC) members, Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) and workers on a variety of work health and safety matters.

This includes advice and information on:

  • forming work groups
  • promoting HSRs and HSCs in the workplace
  • determining appropriate persons to be HSRs
  • electing HSRs and deputy HSRs
  • HSR entitlements e.g. training
  • HSR roles and functions
  • establishing HSCs.

SafeWork SA officers also:

A SafeWork SA inspector can be asked to visit your workplace to:

For assistance on any of the above, please contact SafeWork SA's Help Centre 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.

Approved WHS Consultants

HSRs can seek the assistance of SafeWork SA approved WHS consultants qualified to advise on work health and safety issues. To access this free service HSRs should make direct contact with the listed consultants.

Resources

Legislation and guidance material

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

Worker Representation and Participation Guide (Safe Work Australia)

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

'Speak up about safety' posters

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