Why does WHS matter?

These videos and factsheets will show you why WHS matters to everyone in primary production - including you! They'll provide an overview of what you need to consider and how to get started.

Induction

Providing employees or contractors with safety information at the beginning of their employment on your farm or boat is essential. This can be done through an induction, which provides basic safety information about the workplace and key activities to keep everyone safe. We have developed customisable induction templates for you to use in your business. These documents have been adapted from previously published material reproduced with permission from Farmsafe Australia and are hosted on the House Paddock Training website.

Emergency Planning

Farming and fishing are unique industries as operators often work alone and in isolated environments — we are rarely 5 minutes from the closest hospital or fire station! Your team needs to prepared and appropriately equipped to respond to common emergency situations in order to minimise the potentially negative effects. We have developed a customisable template as a basic guide for you to implement an emergency plan into your business. This document has been adapted from previously published material reproduced with permission from Farmsafe Australia and are hosted on the House Paddock Training website.

Safety Training

Your employees need to feel confident and comfortable to do whatever you ask them to do safely. This can be achieved through training, both formal and on the job training. We have developed a template you can use to keep a record of the training provided to the employees in your business. This document has been adapted from previously published material reproduced with permission from Farmsafe Australia and are hosted on the House Paddock Training website.

Useful Links

The information and resources on this page provide a starting point for introducing and improving WHS management in your business and workplace. We recommend the following resources and websites to learn more: