Module 3: Joint Work Site HS Committee / HS Representative Training
Alberta Labour Approved:
This course is approved by Alberta Labour for both classroom and online delivery and meets all requirements for training of Health and Safety Committee (HSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).
AASP is approved as a Designated Trainer for HSC and HSR mandatory training (Part 1 and Part 2). Under Alberta OHS Act Part 3 all worksites that employ more than 4 workers are required to have one or more employees complete this training.
This training is broken into 2 parts:
- Part 1: The free Alberta Funded Health & Safety Committees and Representatives course (pre-requisite to taking Part 2)
- Part 2: A classroom or online course presented below.
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
All participants MUST complete the MANDATORY free Alberta Funded Health & Safety Committees and Representatives course before accessing this course.
- Classroom participants will be required to provide a valid certificate of completion prior to the start of the class.
- Online participants will be required to upload a valid copy of their certificate of completion prior to being granted access to the online course.
This course is a:
- AASP mandated COR and Legislative Requirement for Joint Health and Safety Committee Co-Chairs / HS Representatives as part of the 16 hours per year of legislated training for HSC / HS Representatives.
- AASP recommended COR requirement for Joint Health and Safety Committee Members as part of the 16 hours per year of legislated training for HSC members.
- Mandatory course requirement for students pursuing the Qualified Safety Representative (QSR)™ designation.
- AASP recommended COR courses for OH&S Leaders.
Note: Committee members must be trained and competent in their assigned duties, Module 3 meets that requirement. Employers have the option to train committee members in the key requirements of:
- Hazard Assessments and Control
- Workplace Inspections
- Incident Investigation
- Workplace Violence and Harassment
A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon successful completion of the course exam.
The online version of this course has been approved by Alberta Labour.
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 Sessions will include the approved Part 2 – classroom course duration will be 7 hours.
Classroom size is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.
AASP will also accommodate in-house training sessions as requested (min 12 participants – max 25 participants / session).
Additional courses will be scheduled as needed.