Is your farm a great place to work? Is the farm well set up for people to work safely and comfortably? This topic covers safety in the farm working environment across five distinct areas:
- Physical environment hazards (including noise, dust, heat, cold and UV exposure),
- Facilities for workers,
- Psychosocial hazards (inc. contributors to workplace stress, fatigue, harassment, bullying and violence),
- Injury management (inc. health monitoring, injury reporting and compensation, health and safety communication) and
- Emergency responses, including emergency response plans, facilities and equipment
Work Health and Safety regulations require that you must assess and manage the risks to health and safety associated with the working environment of the farm.
Use the resources below to ensure that you are managing a safe workplace and fulfilling your legal obligations.
A good place to start is Step by step –Setting up for a safe working environment on your farm