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Health and Safety News

One year on...... Fran's blog

Friday, April 28, 2017

ONE YEAR ON………………..   Read More . . .

Chemical Safety by Bridget

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Chemical Safety   Read More . . .

What is the riskiest aspect of your rural business? From Bronwyn

Monday, March 27, 2017

Put Health and Safety at the top of the pile. Gregg's blog

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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.

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Tips for keeping kids safe on Farm by Mellissa

Thursday, March 02, 2017

At OnFarmSafety NZ we understand that a lot of people have chosen farming as a career because it is a great environment to bring children up in. This unfortunately does not mean it is a safe one.   Read More . . .

Hot, Dry Summer harvesting = Fire Risk, Sandra has some tips for us!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Hot, Dry, Summer harvesting can increase Fire Risk   Read More . . .

Waikato Consultant Fran blogs about safety while shearing

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

For the Drystock farmers shearing is well underway but thought it prudent to just have a quick recap on what the farmer needs to consider around his Health and Safety responsibilities at shearing time.   Read More . . .

Happy New Year from our Wairarapa/HawkesBay consultant Bridget

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a smooth start to 2017.   Read More . . .

Keeping visitors to your farm safe- Sandra's Blog

Thursday, December 22, 2016

If you operate a farm store, market garden, agri-tourism venue or hosting a family celebration this summer it provides a unique opportunity to promote agriculture right where it happens. But along with the fun comes a responsibility to make it a safe experience for everyone.You can’t assume that visitors know the risks or are even thinking about the risks involved, they assume you’ve thought of the risks and addressed them.   Read More . . .

Bridgets Blog

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

OnFarmSafety NZ has recently held seminars in both the Manawatu and Wairarapa. Our intention with these seminars was to help farmers and other rural businesses to better understand the Health and Safety legislation and what their requirements are. We covered where the legislation has come from, how it currently stands, the new terminology associated with the HSWA, and what a Health and Safety system looks like.    Read More . . .