Take A Second Newsletter - June

Take A Second Newsletter

The Farm Safety Advisors are available to discuss issues raised in this Newsletter and other WHS issues farmers may have. Contact us at [email protected] or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).
Electrical Hazards and Risks
Electrical hazards are a significant challenge in all farming businesses. Farms typically have various electrical systems and equipment that pose potential risks to workers, property and the environment. These hazards include, power lines, machinery and equipment, wiring and installations, generators, and welders. In this article we discuss your duties and obligations in ensuring these hazards pose minimal risk. [Read]
Induction and Training
Whenever you hire new workers, including employees, contractors and volunteers, it's important that you incorporate safety into their induction into your farming business. Not only will this help them understand how to do their work safely, but it will also let them know that you take safety seriously. In this article we provide a general outline of what you should consider during the induction process and discuss the importance of training utilising various training organisations. [Read]
Mental Health at Work
Farming can bring unique challenges and stressors that may impact the mental health of farmers, their families, and their communities. In this article we discuss the obligations and rights of both employers and workers, and provide some useful links to tools and resources to assist you in building and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace. [Read]
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers) Workshops
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, comply with the law, create a safer, healthier and more successful business and demonstrate to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you.

A previous participant of the workshop from Breeza shared her experience and the value she got out of attending the workshop. "Managing people is the biggest challenge in your business and getting WHS right is really important. The course was wonderful and really sparked some brainwaves for us." Click here to read her story. 

Currently, there are upcoming workshops scheduled at Walgett, Moree, Inverell and Richmond. [Read]
On Farm WHS Health Checks
This program links our Farm Safety Advisors directly with your business through one on one consultation. Our advisors work with you to analyse your existing WHS framework and provide solutions to ensure the business WHS framework is sound. [Read]

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