Workplace Essentials workshop returns
LOCKYER Valley farmers are invited to a free one-day Workplace Essentials workshop in Gatton on December 13.
The workshop will focus on workplace relations, understanding the recently introduced Labour Hire Licensing laws and improving workplace safety.
Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network officer for southern Queensland Karen George said the Workplace Essentials workshop series had been delivered in major production regions across the state for the past three years with enormous success. “Workplace Essentials workshops support the development of a modern and capable agricultural workforce by providing information and resources to farm business owners, driving continuous improvement in their workplace relations and workplace health and safety procedures and practices,” Ms George said.
“By attending these workshops, employers gain a much clearer understanding of where the gaps are in their policies and practices.
“Importantly, they are also provided with useful links to industry-relevant best-practice resources to help address those gaps and establish positive practices in the workplace.”
The workshop will cover the Fair Farms Initiative, workplace relations, employer rights and responsibilities when working with labour hire providers, workplace health and safety compliance and creating a safe on-farm environment.
The workshop will be presented by a team of industry experts including employment relations consultant Donna Mogg and Natalie Wakefield, labour hire licensing director for the Office of Industrial Relations. The program has achieved resounding success, with 98 per cent of participants agreeing the workshop helped identify gaps in current practices and 99 per cent of participants saying they would be implementing workplace management improvements as a result of what they had learned.
DATE: Thursday, December 13
LOCATION: Gatton Research Facility, Warrego Highway, Lawes
COST: Free, morning tea and lunch provided