Rocky work­shop to im­prove farm safety

Central Queensland News - - RURALWEEKLY -

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.

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