Joint HS Committee / HS Representative Training
This course is available for both classroom and online delivery and meets all requirements for training of Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR). Under Alberta OHS Act Part 2, s. 13 – 16.
All HSC / HSR must complete this training.
Effective December 1, 2021, all members of the Health and Safety Committee and Health and Safety Representatives must have at least the basic training in the HSC/ HSR Fundamentals however,
AASP highly recommends for Co-Chairs and Health and Safety Leaders that they take the comprehensive detailed Joint Health and Safety Committee/ Health and Safety Representative Training which provides a complete detailed breakdown of all the roles and responsibilities of HS Committee Members and HS Representatives.
The learning objectives of this course are:
- Explain the purpose of the OHS Act, Regulation, and Code
- Explain legislative requirements to determine if Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees and/or Health and Safety Representatives are required
- Identify the unique needs for HSC/HS representatives on multi-employer work sites
▸ Explain the three basic rights of all workers
▸ Apply procedures regarding right to refuse unsafe work under specific circumstances
▸ Explain the prohibition against discriminatory action
- Summarize and describe the duties, roles and responsibilities of a health and safety committee and/or health and safety representative.
- Explain the purpose of committee’s rules and procedure (Terms of Reference)
▸ Summarize training requirements for HSCs and HS representatives
▸ Explain the purpose of analyzing minutes from committee meetings
- Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in hazard identification and control
- Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in workplace inspections
- Explain the HSC/HS Representative’s role in incident investigations
- Create appropriate HSC recommendations for the employer
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the HSC’s and HS Representative in addressing workplace violence and harassment
- List the traits of an effective HSC and explain the purpose of conducting an evaluation of the committee’s effectiveness
- The basic mandated legislative requirement for all committee members is – Joint Health and Safety Committee Members / HS Representatives Fundamentals (1.5 hrs.)
- The comprehensive Module 3 Joint Health and Safety Committee/ Health and Safety Representative Training is AASP recommended training for all Co-Chairs and OH&S Leaders to provide the knowledge base necessary to lead successfully.
- Mandatory course requirement for students pursuing the Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QSHO)™ designation.
Note: Committee members must be trained and competent in their assigned duties, Module 3 Fundamentals meets OHS requirement for training HSC’s and HSR.
Employers are encouraged to train committee members in the key elements to ensure effective leadership. Suggested courses would be:
- Hazard Assessments and Methods of Control
- Workplace Inspections
- Accident / Incident Investigation
- Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment
A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon successful completion of the course exam.
Online course duration will be approximately 1.5 hours for the Joint Health and Safety Committee / Health and Safety Representative Fundamentals Training
Online course duration will be approximately 6 hours for the Joint Health and Safety Committee / Health and Safety Representative Comprehensive Training recommended for Co-Chairs and OHS Leaders
The online version of this course is compliant with Alberta OHS Legislation effective December 1, 2021.
To successfully complete the course, the learner has 3 attempts to achieve 80% or higher on the exam.
Online duration subject to student capabilities.
Classroom course duration will be 7 hours for the Joint Health and Safety Committee / Health and Safety Representative Training recommended for Co-Chairs and OHS Leaders
The classroom version of this course is compliant with Alberta OHS Legislation effective December 1, 2021.
AASP will also accommodate in-house training sessions as requested (min 12 participants).