Safety sensitive environments
If your place of business is a safety sensitive environment, you must, where reasonably practical, provide a safe and healthy environment where workers are protected from risk. This includes health and safety on farm. It’s all about identifying and eliminating risk, and while it’s not always possible to eliminate the risk completely you can isolate, minimise and monitor. Sound complicated? It’s not really.
Here are the basics:
Who is responsible?
At the end of the day, you are responsible as the business owner and operator for the people who live or come onto your place of business. Gone are the days of ‘she’ll be right’, because if the health and safety inspector calls or if an accident occurs without you having the right systems and procedures in place to keep people safe, you will be liable.
For more questions on health and safety on farms head to ‘your questions’ at WorkSafe.