We're working with Primary Producers SA to help tackle the high fatality and injury rate on farms.
A series of free workshops across the state will promote safe work practices and help farmers eliminate or minimise workplace risks. Of all workplace fatalities since 2005, 19 per cent occurred on farms, yet agriculture accounts for just 4.5 per cent of our total workforce.
These free workshops, running from February to June 2017, are based on the Farmers' Guidebook to work health and safety and cover the crop and livestock, dairy, grape, fruit and vegetable growers sectors. They offer you an opportunity to get practical, sector specific information and advice on:
- hazard identification
- risk assessment
- WHS policies
- duties and legal obligations
- drafting a standard operating procedure.
TAFE SA has officially recognised the information being presented. You will be able to enrol with TAFE SA to gain accredited recognition for a workplace health and safety subject within a nationally accredited qualification from the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management training package.
Participants can also continue their study pathway with TAFE SA in courses that are important for their business or career. Speak with a TAFE SA lecturer for more opportunities to attend free accredited courses in Chemical Card, Tractors, Front End Loaders, Telehandlers, Quadbikes, Chainsaws and agriculture qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma Agribusiness Management.
And once you've attended a workshop, you could help kick-start a local work health and safety network for ongoing community support.
Places are limited - register your attendance now.