Health and Safety Representative Training

  • LocationButtonville Municipal Airport 2833 16th Avenue, Markham, Ontario. L3R-0P8
  • Class Size24
  • DurationMinimum 8 Hours


At a project or other workplace where no committee is required under section 9 and where the number of workers regularly exceeds five, the constructor or employer are required to insure that at least one worker is is properly trained to exercise the duties of a Health and Safety Representative.


Safety Representative training is a full day and is designed to provide the necessary tools and skills to make effective recommendations to management through knowledge, inspection, and communication.

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of occupational health and safety and outline the roles of the workplace parties,
  • Identify occupational health and safety legislation and training requirements:
  • Describe the purpose, legal requirements for and powers of a HSR under the OHSA,
  • Describe the categories of occupational health and safety hazards and the basic process of recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards, and evaluating hazard controls,
  • Explain hazard recognition and the process for workplace inspections, including the legal requirements,
  • Explain hazard assessment and its benefits,
  • Explain the purpose of hazard controls; and,
  • Explain the purpose of the evaluation of hazard controls.
  • Occupational health and safety law;
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of the workplace parties;
  • Duties and responsibilities of the HSR under the OHSA;
  • Common workplace hazards;
  • Hazard recognition, assessment, control, and evaluation (RACE methodology) of hazard controls;
  • Applying the RACE methodology (recognize, assess, control and evaluate) to a workplace hazard; and
  • Health and safety resources available to the workplace parties.
  • In addition to a basic HSR training program, HSRs should take sector specific health and safety training to address hazards that are specific to their workplaces

Evaluation includes in class assignments and a written test. Candidates must score at least 75% on a written evaluation.

A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

Refresher training every 3 years is recommended, although not mandatory.