Workplace health and safety

Workplace health and safety

Workplace health and safety
The Queensland Worksafe website outlines the latest information about work health, safety  and worker's compensation services for the ag sector in Queensland.

The website contains useful information including legal requirements, articles case studies and audit materials relevant to the industry on a variety of topics including:

Serious about Farm Safety: rural guide
In 2014, the 'Serious about farm safety guide' was developed by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and agricultural industry representatives. It is used to assist small to medium sized agricultural businesses to develop a management system for health and safety risks around the farm and other agricultural workplaces.

A simple health and safety system will reduce the risk of workplace injuries and can help to reduce your workers' compensation premium.

The guide covers

  • legislative requirements for workers' compensation
  • safety management systems
  • identifying and assessing risks
  • implementing suitable safe work procedures
  • general hazard information for the agricultural industry.

Workplace health and safety policies and procedures should form the framework of a health and safety system. This guide provides useful information and a series of simple templates to help you set up your own safety system.

Download your copy here.

Contractor Management Handbook
The following Contractor Management Handbook has been produced by the Beef Industry Safety Advisory Group (BISAG) as guidance material for working with contractors to promote a safer paddock to plate workplace. The BISAG is an industry group comprised of Queensland beef producers who are working collaboratively with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

This handbook outlines what is required as a minimum standard across the agricultural industry for contractors working on properties. The handbook is available to download free of charge to all stakeholders in the beef sector.

View the handbook here.

AgForce Employers' Toolkit

AgForce Safety Management System and AgForce Employment Manual

Does your business have a comprehensive and effective safety management system?

Do you need help with employment and employee management?

AgForce has released two tools to help producers with their work health and safety and human resources management needs. More information HERE.

Online Rural Property Induction

Created as both an induction for new workers, and a refresher for current workers, the Online Rural Property Induction is an engaging online course that provides a sound knowledge base and awareness of hazards when working on rural properties. More information HERE.

 

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