In the past nine years I have been involved in corporate agriculture where occupational health and safety is paramount. Systems were developed to ensure the safety and productivity of the people working on the farms and farm employees were involved in the development and review of these systems.
When staff are committed to farm workplace systems it ensures compliance with the farm’s policy and legal requirements.
As farms keep getting bigger so does the complexity associated with managing large herds and more staff. To grow the business successfully requires simple farm systems developed around people rather than adapting people to complicated farm systems.
Manager, The Vet Group, Timboon, Victoria