With the Christmas break fast approaching it is time to make sure everyone on farm gets a break and is refreshed for the new year. This also includes owners and their families. It’s been a very hard wet season for a lot of farmers and everyone needs a break and some sun (it will come).
Ensure you induct any relief staff coming onto the property and that they understand your Health & Safety system, as well as your policies and procedures.
Show them where to record incidents/accidents/near misses.
Have your Emergency Procedures displayed with all the up to date relevant phone numbers in case of an emergency, power cut etc.
If relief or any staff are going to be working alone ensure you have a ‘Working Alone Policy’ in place so they return home safety at the end of each day.
Start looking at your rosters now so you can include yourself in a well-deserved break.