What our clients say. . .
It’s like getting a warrant of fitness for your farming operation. When you are working on farm sometimes it is easy to miss things or you just make do, so it was great to have a professional come in and evaluate how you do things and give suggestions on improving things specific to our farming business
OnFarmSafety NZ instructors have helped us put structure around developing policies and protocols that mean health and safety awareness in our work place is a norm not something that we battle against.Yes we recommend OnFarmSafety to help protect the health and safety aspect of a business and to ensure future regulations in the workplace will be met.
To whom it may concern.
Shelley Beare has been involved with out Farm Dairy Business since July 2013. During this time Shelley has been a great pleasure to work with and we find that Shelley will go the extra mile to ensure our business stays compliant in all areas which include:
Health & Safety in the workplace Stock Handling Machinery Operations Children on Farm Dairy Shed Risk Management
Due to the ongoing change in Farm Management Structures, Employment Laws and Land use practices we find it highlyimportant that we are compliant in all areas and we find Shelley has been extremely helpful in our progression through the Agricultural IndustryInnovative Dairies
In June this year (2014) we decided to update our Health and Safety policies and procedures.
We employed On Farm Safety from Taranaki to help us with this process.
Bronwyn and Toni completed a very thorough audit of the farm, providing us with a list of actions which needed to be undertaken.
Along with an excellent, easy to use folder of very useful tools necessary for the running of the Health and Safety aspect on the farm i.e. Casual Workers Agreements, Contractors Agreements and the necessary Code of Conduct and Policies for our farm. This is available on the website, so is easy to run off extra copies.
Toni has been amazingly supportive in her follow up, coming once a month for 6 months to check on our progress, answer any queries and also formulate new actions when necessary.
She has worked with our Contract Milker and his staff to ensure compliance is adhered to. It has proven to be a catalyst for action, to reinforce ongoing behaviours, to get meetings and reporting embedded in place.
Awesome team to work with!
Howjabe Farms Ltd are extremely overwhelmed and impressed with how Bronwyn and her team from On Farm Safety New Zealand have helped us implement our Dairy Farm Health & Safety Programme that works hand in hand with our employment contract for our farm staff contractors etc. We had phoned Bronwyn for help due to employment and animal welfare issues and have never looked back since. We now have policies and procedures in place along with security cameras that were also put in our milk shed.
Bronwyn, Nic and Rachel are an amazing bunch of ladies that come and discuss with you, your farm, your needs and wants for your farm. Our only complaint is that we, ourselves had wished we had known about OnFarmSafety New Zealand sooner. Howjabe Farms are proud to be clients of OnFarmSafety New Zealand.
“OnFarmSafety has been great in helping implement and further develop our culture of farm safety. The annual private audits give us an outside perspective, and result in something further to work on together as a team.”