Farm safety is a serious concern. Between hazardous farm equipment and sometimes erratic livestock, our frontline producers live in a very dangerous world. We also have to consider the fact that while farms do rely on a lot of transient, seasonal help at times, the nucleus of operations on farms is often represented by a tightly knit family. So while occupational injury and illness is never a good thing, it is even more problematic – emotionally, financially – to the families themselves when health and safety is compromised. But that should also be a great excuse to ramp up the approach to safety. Read More . . .
Health and Safety News
Preventing Job Related Injuries Is Good Business Read More . . .
Having had our first frost here in Northland, it’s a timely reminder that winter and its weather is fast approaching.. Not that winter is the only time you need to be ready for! Read More . . .
We’ve all procrastinated over something from time to time and Health and Safety is no different for a lot of business owners, we all know we need to have some good workable Health and Safety systems in place but often it’s something that’s left until we “Have time”, and let’s face it, in farming that just doesn’t happen.
The simple fact is that we prioritise what we think is important and put it all in a pile with the most urgent things at the top, the things we deem unimportant or
just not a priority get left at the bottom of the pile. That’s generally where they stay because the nature of farming is that it’s unpredictable and that you learn to expect the unexpected. So what happens to those things at the bottom of the pile?, they don’t get done.
Simply put if you own a business you need to have good Health & Safety systems in place, and if you have staff it’s an absolutely essential component of your business.
According to the new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 as a business owner you MUST take “All reasonable and practicable steps”, if you have something in place then well done, if not then it’s time to put Health & Safety to the top of the pile.Read More . . .
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- Take a Break...... From Our Manawatu consultant Jenny
- Sandras blog: Preventing job related injuries is good business
- Recharge Yourself - Bridgets blog
- FROSTS!~ Leah our Northland consultant
- One year on...... Fran's blog
- Chemical Safety by Bridget
- What is the riskiest aspect of your rural business? From Bronwyn
- Put Health and Safety at the top of the pile. Gregg's blog
- Tips for keeping kids safe on Farm by Mellissa