No one wants an injury to themselves or any workers, visitors or family members. But the reality is, you do need to back yourself up with effective farm safety arrangements to protect workers, family and your business.
If you are ever charged with breaching the WH&S Act, having a safe culture and routines in place can give your lawyer some mitigating evidence to help defend you.
It’s not all about paperwork! Record keeping is a good habit to foster but often it’s not the priority item to be addressed on a farm.