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...
Know your Rights in the Workplace

Know your Rights in the Workplace

The global COVID-19 pandemic appears to have fundamentally changed the workplace. The agile way in which employers and employees mobilized remote working is to be applauded. For many employers, the shift back to onsite working is the goal for 2021, especially with the...
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...
5 Steps To Improve Workplace Mental Health

5 Steps To Improve Workplace Mental Health

Mental health is important to any productive and happy workplace. We have listed five key strategies for managers and business owners to implement to promote resilience and assist with mental health issues. Check-in with employees  Individual check-ins with employees...
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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