Shearing Shed Safety

Australian Wool Innovation

Type: PDF, website, safety program

The shearing industry is one of the most physically demanding occupations. Much needs to be done to reduce the risk of injuries and accidents occurring in shearing sheds as well as provide the best working conditions possible.

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) have developed a new program to do just this, to improve safety in shearing sheds.

SafeSheds, The Shearing Shed Safety Program is a new best practice guide and assessment resource that has been developed with input from right across the industry. It aims to:

  • Provide employers with an understanding of their duty-of-care obligations
  • Provide a best practice guide, checklists and a handy mobile app to assist woolgrowers, shearing contractors and shed workers to assess their current shearing shed working conditions, environment and equipment
  • Allow woolgrowers to create an improvement program to improve and comply with modern workplace standards
  • Make the workplace safer for all participants with health and safety as priorities for the wool harvesting industry by identifying and rectify safety hazards and providing options to manage risks and conditions in the shearing shed
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