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Let’s talk about Safety – Why should you care?
October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST
Australian family farmers’ strong work ethic and ‘have-a-go’ culture make our farmers uniquely entrepreneurial and productive, while simultaneously putting them at high risk of serious work health and safety (WH&S) events. Addressing this unique side of farm culture requires open communication across the board.
Having a solid WH&S system in place not only puts you on the path to a safe workplace, it also has a wider-reaching effect.
For example:• A safe work environment assists with increasing production, leading to an increase in profit; • An inducted, informed workforce may result in less wear and tear on machinery and possible reduced insurance premiums;
• Your business is in line with governmental compliance and legislation;
• And most importantly, everyone goes home safely at the end of every day.
Who are Safe Farms WA?
There are busy times and busier times on the farm; and this is when we most often forget the old adage “More haste, less speed”.
By being proactive in your approach to WH&S and aiming for best practice regarding safety, health and wellbeing, you are upholding the universal belief that everyone deserves to go home safely at the end of the day.
Ensuring that all employers, employees, contractors and visitors understand that this is vitally important.
Remember, health and safety legislation applies to all industries, regions, farms and colleagues. This is where Safe Farms WA comes in.
Safe Farms WA is an independent not-for-profit, non-government organisation encouraging and leading the way to safer farming.
Safe Farms WA is a member of Farmsafe Australia and is the WA board representative for national chemical safety training body AusChem.
Their aim is to support farmers in making their workplace a safe environment through the reduction and prevention of accidents and deaths, leading to improved productivity and well-being.