Health and Safety Representative Basic Training

Health and safety representative Basic Training

A Health and Safety Representative ( HSR ) is required in most workplaces with 6-19 workers. The role of the HSR is to support health and safety in the workplace. Our eLearning basic training program has been developed to help HSRs carry out their duties.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Occupational health and safety law;
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of the workplace parties;
  • Duties and responsibilities of the HSR under the OHSA;
  • Common workplace hazards;
  • Hazard recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation (RACE methodology) of hazard controls;
  • Applying the RACE methodology (recognize, assess, control and evaluate) to a workplace hazard; and
  • Health and safety resources available to the workplace parties.​

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the organization and content of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
  • Describe the general duties and responsibilities of workplace parties.
  • Describe the powers, functions and duties of a health and safety representative (HSR) under the Act.
  • Identify common workplace health and safety hazards.
  • Describe the legal requirements of workplace inspections.
  • Identify the principles for conducting effective workplace inspections.
  • Identify the legal requirements for investigating accidents by the MLTSD.
  • Describe the steps for conducting an effective accident investigation.

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience. It is best viewed on a computer or tablet. There is no audio. 

Once you successfully pass your course, you will be able to print your certificate which is valid for 36 months (3 years).

This course should take approximately 4 hours to complete.

You must have unique emails for each person being registered for the course - you cannot register multiple people under the same email address

Please download the information on how to log into the system 

Length: 4 hours

A student is anyone in (or returning to/starting in the fall) High School, College, University, Private Skills Training School, or who is participating in their apprenticeship for their respective trade.

Please contact us, or have your worker contact us, if you are receiving Employment Insurance or other training assistance to gain employment as you may be eligible for a discount on your course.

Day rates are available for companies booking full classes. Additional fees such as travel costs may be on top of the training fee depending on distance.

Verification may be requested for Student Rates

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What people are saying

I came in with zero knowledge on any of the therms used (rope grab, lanyard), so a really basic run over would be good. However, whenever I asked questions about this, it was all very clearly explained (without making me feel stupid). The quality of the instructing was excellent. I learned so many things that I can definitely apply, plus I was never bored. Really good real life examples were provided and seeing the actual equipment really helped. Thanks!
Jamie R.
Online Learning
Cost: $150.00
Cost: $120.00

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