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Who can set up my Safety System?

So you’ve invested or looking to invest in a safety management system? Congrats!

You’re starting on the right foot for a safer farming operation. But now that you’ve got it, who’s setting it up?

You feel comfortable digitising your inventory and mapping your farm, but when it comes to documents like Policies and Safe Work Procedures, you feel like a fish out of water!

Work Health and Safety legislation is important to understand if you’re running a business. Not recognising your responsibilities can place you, your workers and your farm at risk. Eek!

It’s not a nice thought, but it's the reality farmers and operators face when not taking safety seriously.

With how daunting it all feels you can’t be blamed for feeling unqualified in this area.

We’ve had someone concerned they weren’t the right person to set up their safety system. They didn't see how an “unqualified” person like them could do it and have it stand up in court if something happened. So instead, they did nothing.

It’s a genuine concern and we hear you! Getting your ducks in a row is important when you’re dealing with legislation.

Let’s discuss who’s the best person to set up your safety management system.

Support when you need it

Did you know Safe Ag Systems offers Support Packages for basic set-up? These are a fantastic option for introducing you to your system without feeling overwhelmed. These are also fantastic for clients to do!

We’ll guide you through the setup process, but you’ll still be required to complete some steps.

A member of our Client Experience Team will guide you through:

  • Identifying templates suitable for your business

  • Building out your Emergency Management Plan

  • Setting up users, and adding records eg. training, health records, etc

  • Setting up your inventory (eg. machinery and equipment) to enable easy recording of maintenance, pre-start checks, safe work procedures

  • Creating a hazard map

  • Online training with your team in using the App

Safe Ag Systems also offers individual support packages including:

  • Seasonal reviews

  • Document creation

  • Adding your chemicals with Safety Data Sheets

  • Generating QR codes.

Documentation Creation is suitable for businesses wanting support in creating relevant documents for their business. This includes reviewing your operation to identify relevant policy, procedure, checklist and induction templates.

This includes:

  • Identifying suitable templates for your commodity

  • Editing and publishing policies, procedures and checklists

Support Packages_EmailWhere there's a will, there’s a template

See those templates we mentioned? Safe Ag Systems has a whole template library at your disposal!

We've got you covered with 50+ Safety Checklists, 50+ Policies and 200+ Safe Work Procedure templates.

These are completely customisable to suit your agribusiness. We cover the safety jargon so it’s easier for you to understand your business's WHS requirements.

We provide you with the resources so you can feel qualified to set up your safety system.

Safety documentation shouldn’t feel overwhelming. But if you’re concerned about this area, consider connecting with one of our partnered consultants. They’ll happily do a complete system set-up and provide you with all your WHS documentation.

And at the end of the day, we’re only a phone call away. Our team wants to see you succeed and will gladly point you in the right direction or answer any questions you needcopy-templates

Consider a Consultant

They may not know your farm like you do, but they know WHS legislation. Having a consultant specialising in agriculture is even better. They’ll ensure you have all your legal requirements on farm covered.

Finding a consultant is a breeze with our listing. Our partner network of consultants specialises in dealing with agricultural clients.

You can task your consultant with starting and setting up your safety system. They’ll either upload your current documentation of policies, procedures and checklists or build them from our template library and personalise them for your agribusiness.

However, it's not a case of handing the subscription to the consultant and forgetting about it. It’s your responsibility to maintain and ensure all your documentation is current. Your consultant will always be there to help and jump in when needed.


You can lead a horse to water...

Stay with us now. But the saying ‘you can lead a horse to water but can’t make them drink' is incredibly true. You know the water will help the horse but no matter how hard you try they won’t drink?

It’s the same for safety. We can supply you with the resources and tools to manage your farm. But we can't force you if you don’t want to use them.

No one knows your farm better than yourself. Your farm faces unique hazards that others may not. You’re the most qualified in this field despite what you believe!

Doing nothing for farm safety is way worse than having a go and raising your hand when you need help. Making steps towards a safer workplace environment on farm is a better look than twiddling your thumbs with nothing to show.

Moral of the story: Jump in and have a go.

No harm will come from it. Consider it a learning experience as you navigate your way around the system.

So what’s the first step?

We’d suggest starting a 7 Day Free Trial if you haven't already. You receive full access to everything in our system with all the support you need.

Explore, trial, and test anything you need and get comfortable in there. Check out our templates and see if you feel more confident after creating a few.

You don’t have to face these areas alone. The team at Safe Ag Systems are only a call or email away to help. We continue offering this support to our clients as well.

With our range of resources and partnered consultants at hand, you’re the best person to set up your system. We’ll be here to lend a hand if you need it.

Topics: Safety Management System

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Originally published 27 March, 2024.

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