New farm employees will now be provided with a Farm Safety Induction Handbook to raise awareness about on-farm work health and safety.
The State Government has invested over $1 million in the Safe Farming Tasmania Program, working to reduce the rate of farm workplace injuries and fatalities, and make safety culture a permanent fixture on Tasmanian farms.
The handbook and video contain work health and safety information which will assist farmers with practical workplace inductions for new employees. It will also help new employees better identify the hazards and risks that may be present in their work environment.
Under the Safe Farming Tasmania Program a dedicated farm safety consultant works directly with farmers to raise awareness. Call 1800 291 100 to speak to the consultant, or to arrange a site visit.
For free copies of the Induction Handbook and video, call 1800 291 100, or email - AGT.email@example.com
For more farm safety information and useful resources, visit the Safe Farming Tasmania webpages.
(From Tasmanian Government media release - 12 October 2017)