The team at Safe Ag Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Jari Karvonen as National Sales Manager.
Did you know that the WHS Act has recently been independently reviewed?
The WHS Independent Review has recently been completed with a total of 34 recommendations made by the Review.
Caroline Graham, WHS Manager from Safe Ag Systems has read the review and Identified the recommendations that may require consideration in your safety system.
The Heavy Vehicle National Laws (HVNL) are changing on 1 October 2018. This means that requirements around Chain of Responsibility will also change. This impacts everyone in the supply chain – drivers, employers, contractors, vehicle operators, loaders or unloaders of vehicles and consignees.
The changes to the laws mean that all parties in the supply chain, including primary producers, must reduce risks related to the safety of transport tasks.
National Chain of Responsibility legislation has been in place since 2005. Under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws, complying with transport laws is a shared responsibility and all parties in the road transport supply chain are responsible for preventing breaches. Anybody, not just the driver, who has control over the transport task can be held responsible for breaches of road laws and may be legally liable.
Chemicals are an integral part of farming operations, particularly around this time of the year. Seed treatments and pre and post-emergent applications are all used in various methods by growers. Safety around chemicals can be maintained by ensuring proper storage, transportation, usage and disposal.
Machinery is easily the most dangerous element on your farm. Statistics from AgHealth Australia, formerly known as the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, highlight that in 2017, more than 65% of on-farm deaths were a direct result of machinery. This ranged from tractors and trucks to utes and quad bikes. In total, 44 of the 68 deaths reported in Australia last year were the result of machinery. View report.