Potato harvester safe stop
Health & safety workshops for our industry Two people have died and one been seriously injured on potato harvesters in the last two years. These deaths and injuries were preventable.
Let’s talk about how we keep ourselves and our workers safe from now on.
These workshops are all about improving health and safety practices and will focus on safety on harvesters, and “failing safely”.
• Pukekohe – Friday 24 August 2018: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
• Ohakune – Monday 27 August 2018: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
• Opiki – Tuesday 28 August 2018: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
• Rakaia – Wednesday 29 August 2018: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
• Temuka – Thursday 30 August 2018: 10:30 to 12:30 pm
RSVP to Justine.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17 August 2018. The venue will be advised after your registration is received.
These workshops are being held on potato farms or in potato packing sheds. They will be practical and hands-on, and are designed to take the fear and stress out of health and safety and provide growers with useful, easy tips to keep their workers safe, without the fear of prosecution. We will use the Keep Safe, Keep Growing toolkit created by Hort NZ and WorkSafe NZ for New Zealand growers.
WorkSafe will be at each meeting to answer your questions and offer guidance through the processes required.
These workshops are free and are specifically designed for New Zealand potato growers. Feel free to bring workers who you think may benefit from the workshops, but please do register them before the event.
The workshops are designed for a maximum of 15 people, so register now to avoid missing out.
For further information please contact Justine Croft on justine.croft@ potatoesnz.co.nz or ph. 0800-399-674.
Education around potatoes and dispelling myths about hot chips and their ‘fattening’ status was a huge part of the session. Attendees left with the skills required to know what it takes to cook chips with significantly less fat and sodium. As one of the operators pointed out, “I will never look at a potato the same way again.”
Part of the Chip Group’s contract with the Ministry of Health is to work closely alongside the ten different Healthy Families groups across New Zealand and this was our first time engaging with the Far North team. We look forward to continuing this relationship and hosting similar sessions throughout the country.
Kate Underwood is training and education manager, The Chip Group
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