Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Farm Safety Venture

Have been a busy little beaver lately getting over Christmas, having a beach break from the farm at Venus Bay (was lovely!) and juggling kids and work, both paid and volunteer.

I'm beginning my 2nd year of a Diploma in OH&S via correspondence. Going really well and passing A okay.

I have started my own business assisting farmers to meet their OH&S obligations, or at least some of their obligations!

Farmers are a hard nut to crack when it comes to farm safety but I am only to pleased to work for those who have accepted the inevitable and request my assistance.

It's about finding a 'happy medium', which is not always easy when laws are written by bureaucrats in cushy offices.

Some recent work I've done has involved farmers and their trucks and the obligations they have under the Grain Carriers Code of Practice. I've created a recording system that is easy for them to manage. It's on word and excel so they can easily print it out each year to replenish their truck folders. I've also written them all an individual policy that is similar to one I wrote for our farm when we entered into the NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme)with our farm truck.

Anyway, it's keeping me very busy at the moment and I haven't even gone looking for work yet, it's just fallen in my lap.

                               Mt Camel Beach near Venus Bay

                                    The 'superhero' on his bike!