The Health and Safety Representative’s (HSR) role is separate to that of the Workplace Health and Safety Officer (WHSO), however the roles can function collaboratively to achieve improved health and safety at the workplace. The Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is also an additional resource for officer in charge of a workplace to facilitate health and safety improvement.
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) also states that a qualified HSR can issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN). A PIN is a written direction that requires health and safety issues to be remedied. A PIN can only be issued after other consultative measures that the HSR and the potential recipient of the PIN have failed to resolve. Processes to issue and action these notices are provided in this procedure.
A qualified HSR can also implement cease work processes according to regulatory requirements.