Stuck on HOW to build a Farm Safety Plan?

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We all recognise the need to keep our farming families and businesses safe during busy work periods, especially when there are young and old family members working alongside short-term employees. While we are often told about what we need to have in place for a safe workplace, it is how to implement a farm safety plan that is the hardest step in the whole process!

Rural Edge have developed an online Farm Safety Short Course for farm business owners, managers, and workers to support the early steps into developing a farm safety plan. This short course gives farm businesses the chance to develop or update their farm risk register, learn how to use a simple induction checklist for new employees, and learn from other farmers about easy and practical ways to keep all farm business families and employees safe during busy periods.

The Farm Safety Short Course currently enjoys a 100% satisfaction rating, as all participants in this short course would recommend it to others, and their understanding and attitude towards farm safety has increased through joining this short 2-hour safety conversation.

Participants will be guided through the core ingredients of a farm safety plan, including a brief overview of the laws & regulations, the need for an induction checklist, and how to develop your Farm Risk Register.

As a bonus, time spent talking to others during the course will help to pick up some tips and tricks to make your farm business that little bit safer. A large range of tools and templates are also available to all participants through the Rural Edge information portal.

The next National Online Farm Safety Short Course will be held for SA on Tuesday 21st November 2023. Join us over lunch: 12pm – 2pm!

Register now to secure your place and join like-minded peers to support each other in identifying risks/hazards and work towards developing your own farm risk register. 

This course is normally offered at $149/person but is being offered for FREE through support from the National Farm Safety Education Fund. The session will be facilitated by ProcessWorx who are experienced in supporting agricultural businesses in developing and implementing their health and safety plans.

This Short Course is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry through the National Farm Safety Education Fund. Healthier farms begin with safer practices.

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