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5 minutes with Jo Hamilton-Vale

Jo Started her career in Safety and Agriculture employed as a HR officer, training as a qualified Internal Auditor and Compliance Officer. With a wealth of knowledge and experience as a user, now as a consultant, Jo understands farmers are time poor and this is where she becomes an asset to their business.

Get to know Jo a little better, keep reading…

1. What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not working? 

Spending time on the ocean paddling. The bigger the ocean the better. I respect the power of the ocean and clearing my mind whilst kilometres offshore.

 

2. Do you have any hidden talents? 

They are not hidden. I am a double World Record holder in paddling. I spent 5 years competing Internationally and gained the Title of the World's' Endurance Queen' in 2017. I find the structure instilled into me to be one of the best in the World is carried into my work life. I won't stop when I am tired, I will stop when I am done.

 

3. What’s the most exciting part of your job? 

Making WHS simple. Working closely with Clients to ensure the system fits the business and not the business fits the system. I love building a great relationship with my Clients. Everyone of my Clients I would invite to have dinner in my house. Respectful and positive relationships build success. I love sharing a skill set and do not believe in withholding guidance and information to keep me employed. The more information we share, the more we succeed.

 

4. What’s something you find challenging about your work

Negativity. Everything has a solution or a work around. If we bring positivity to the issue, we will find a solution quicker.

 

5. Where do you suggest farmers start when it comes to health and safety?

Never try to do it all at once. Focus on the priorities. Set a timescale for a full system to be implemented and break it down into smaller segments. If you have one big goal, it will be all consuming and probably will never be achieved. Ask for guidance, if needed.

 

6.What are you most excited about when it comes to Safe Ag Systems? What problems will it solve for you?

Most excited about 'Conditional Logic' being added to checklists. This enables a checklist to be much smaller and not so time consuming. It should overcome the employees justification for not completing checklists.

 

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Originally published 01 June, 2022.

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