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Find out how to elect a Health & Safety Representative in your workplace.


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

Go to the Resources Page to download forms required for electing an HSR.

To find out more about how to initiate and conduct an election, contact the Qld HSR Support Service.