Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing fatigue on farms during seeding and harvest can be particularly difficult because there is a lot of work to do in a short amount of time and the regulations are not specific except for heavy vehicle commercial drivers (truck drivers). For all other types of...
Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Farmsafe Australia has reported a record number of deaths for quad bikes this year, with 16 people dying in quad bike accidents and another 50 being injured. This record number of deaths may be due to more farm activity around harvest and more family and friends being...
Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

A safety alert has been issued after incidents involving station hands riding horses without helmets. Not all cattle stations ensure station hands wear helmets when riding horses despite industry promotion. Riders instead wear cooler wide brimmed felt hats for comfort...
Human Resources and Farming

Human Resources and Farming

The Australian Agricultural sector, in particular, broad acre farming has changed considerably over the last 10 years. Family farms are now large entities that require a larger skill set than ‘just operating a tractor.’ Farmers are business men and women who now have...
Horticulture Industry Update

Horticulture Industry Update

The Fair Work Ombudsman has been monitoring workplace compliance in the horticulture industry. The release of the Harvest Trail Inquiry in 2018 reported widespread non-compliance in the sector particularly regarding underpayment. The Fair Work Ombudsman has been...
Regional Businesses Desperate For Employees

Regional Businesses Desperate For Employees

Many businesses like pubs and hotels in regional WA are struggling to stay open without backpackers to fill casual positions. Small country towns rely on backpackers to staff hotels, pick fruit or help with harvest during the busy months. However, WA’s hard border...

Download Our eBook for Free

Specialising in HR policies and procedures, the professionals at
ProcessWorx have developed an innovative range of packages to help you
manage your HR needs with clarity.

Contact us to start your HR or Safety assessment for your business