Farm Safety: Consulting with Personnel

Farm Safety: Consulting with Personnel

Consultation with personnel is not just something you must do by law; it can also be a very effective motivational tool. Legislation does require farms to consult with their personnel. However, what farms must consult about and how to consult is not always clearly...
Children on Farms

Children on Farms

In most child environments, children would never have access to machinery, chemicals, dams, motorbikes etc. On farms, however, not only are children introduced to these hazards but often also unsupervised. With agriculture being a family-oriented industry, often...
Employing Overseas Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

Employing Overseas Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article has been written by MW Migration Solutions in Narrogin for the ProcessWorx Newsletter. It is common knowledge that human resources are one of the most important assets of any organisation. Labour shortages in the farming industry are well documented....
Does your Company Need an HR Department?

Does your Company Need an HR Department?

If you think your business might need an HR department but are unsure how you should introduce one, read on. Is it Illegal to Not Have an HR Department? In short, no. It’s not compulsory. However, we recommend you do. You can employ an in-house HR manager or outsource...
Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

Minimizing the Risk of Industrial Manslaughter

New laws have recently been passed and will shortly come into effect, where farmers can be jailed for up to 20 years and be fined up to $5 million if one of their workers dies whilst carrying out work on their farm. This is called Industrial Manslaughter. If this...
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...

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