It is important that workers in a work group feel they are represented on any health and safety matters in their workplace.
How do we elect an HSR?
HSRs can only be elected by workers in a particular workgroup. As the HSR represents workers, an employer cannot nominate or appoint them.
Workers can also elect a Deputy HSR.
A workgroup is determined by negotiation and agreement between a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers. You can ask for representation in these negotiations.
Read the legislation for more information Electing a health and safety representative Requesting an election Election of HSR Determining a workgroup Multiple business work groups
To find out more about how to initiate and conduct an election, contact the Qld HSR Support Service.