Health & Safety Representative


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course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 9 months 

Course Code: HSR002

course price

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per month

[over 15 months]

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Once off payment


Course Overview

Successful completion of this course will enable the learners to do the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding and apply current health and safety legislation
  • Conduct risk assessments within the working environment
  • Prepare and conduct safety audits / inspections
  • Ensure that staff adhere to the health and safety procedures of the workplace
  • Demonstrate understanding and apply the functions of health and safety representatives

During this course, the student will cover the following Unit Standards:

  • Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place
  • Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace
  • Conduct, report and follow up on a pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a safety and health management program in the workplace
  • Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative

Study period: up to 9 months   

Assessment and Award

Students will have to successfully complete a work-based logbook, a portfolio of evidence and Final Knowledge Assessment. On successful completion of this students will be awarded an Academy of York Health and Safety
Representative Certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.


What our past students said



“It was not easy journey because I have family and I lost my job on anather side the stress level was very high to balance all with your book but I make time for myself today I passed my studies I’m happy thank to you guys I really appreciate.”

Nosethu Mlali



“An amazing experience, was guided and helped in many ways. Finally obtained my certificate in Health & Safety Rep and now ready for a new study journey with Academy of York.”

Karina Lopes-wilson