Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) play an important role in the improvement of occupational health and safety (OHS) in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.
To ensure HSRs can make the best possible contribution to improving OHS performance there is a legislative requirement to ensure all HSRs undertake training related to OHS that is accredited by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).
Topics included in the course:
- Hazard Identification and Risk Management
- Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Safety Case
- Incident Investigation
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Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the NOPSEMA Offshore Oil & Gas - Health and Safety Representative.
Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) contribute to improving the safety of the offshore workforce by representing their fellow workers, understanding their health and safety concerns and assisting them to participate in decisions that affect them. Working in collaboration with their facility operator, fellow crew members and employer, a HSR helps to prevent incidents on a facility and make safety a top priority for Australia's offshore petroleum industry.
Opportunities for Further Study
An offshore worker chosen by their designated offshore work group(s) to represent them as a HSR, is required to attend a NOPSEMA accredited HSR training course.
Clause 30 of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) states that "A health and safety representative for a designated work group must undertake a course of training relating to occupational health and safety that is accredited by NOPSEMA for the purposes of this clause."
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Module 1: Legislation
Module 2: Hazard Identification and Risk Management
Module 3: Safety Management System and Safety Case
Module 4: Incident Investigation
Module 5: Communications
No formal assessment of the participants is required. Participation in case studies and subsequent discussions is expected as part of course engagement. Participation in the full course is required in order for an attendance certificate to be issued.