Rocky workshop to improve farm safety
QUEENSLAND’S agricultural industries are working together to help farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance through a one-day workshop in Rockhampton on October 24.
The Workplace Essentials workshops will focus on providing farm employers and team leaders with practical information and resources to enhance workplace health and safety and people management skills.
Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) president Stuart Armitage encouraged farm businesses to take advantage of the subsidised training specifically tailored for farm employers and employees,” he said.
“There are approximately 1700 workplace injuries within agriculture per year. This is unacceptable and why we want to help farm businesses get up-to-speed on their safety obligations.
“It is important that all levels of farm leadership are aware of their obligations and the practices that can be adopted to better control risks and prevent future workplace accidents.”
The Rockhampton workshop is on from 8.45am-4pm. Registration is available on the QFF website.