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Health and Safety Representatives

Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) play a pivotal role in keeping South Australian workplaces safe.

By representing workers in their work group, HSRs provide a means for workers to raise safety issues within their workplace, and follow a process with employers to resolve them.

Wherever these issues are resolved successfully we avoid the human and financial costs of workplace injuries.

This section contains information for workers and employers on the role and functions of HSRs in the workplace, including:

  • how they are elected
  • who they represent
  • how safety issues are raised.


Worker Representation and Participation Guide
Link to Safe Work Australia

As of 13 February 2018, section 68 (2)(g) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) was amended. HSRs will no longer be required to use an approved WHS consultant and can seek the assistance from any person when needed.

A person who is willing to provide assistance to HSRs is no longer required to undergo an approval process. This brings South Australia's WHS legislation into harmonisation with other jurisdictions.

Please contact our Help Centre on 1300 365 255 or email if you have any questions.