Records Management

Record keeping is a good habit to foster, but in my experience, has never been the priority item to be addressed on a farm. Record keeping can be done in whatever format suits you and the people within the business. Some may like technology, but some may not, so you need to think about what

Plant & Equipment

Have some proof that you maintain your plant & equipment, especially those major elements that could pose a risk if not maintained Use a hard cover notebook, folder or phone app and record in-house maintenance you do and the date you did it, keep invoices of maintenance performed by dealers & outsourced repairers Have a
Helpful Summaries Grain Cartage 2015-16 – GPSA Summary Ag Machinery Movement Zone 4 – GPSA Summary Codes of Practice & Guidelines Ag Machinery – Oversize Overmass Agricultural Vehicles – Code of Practice Ag Vehicle Transported as a Load – Code of Practice B-Doubles – t115-sa-code-of-practice-b-doubles B-Doubles – t124-sa-information-guide-for-b-doubles Carrying Loads with Ute etc – 4.5

Manual Handling

My favourite resources: Guide to Manual Handling – Worksafe VIC Hazardous Manual Tasks – Code of Practice Manual Handling – Peak Physiotherapy

Livestock & Infectious Diseases

My favourite resources: OHS Risk – Sheep & Wool Production – Ag Health

Inspection Pits

My favourite resources: Guide to Managing Risk & Exposure to Diesel-Exhaust in Workplace – Safework Aust Hartex Engineering – Pit Safety Service Pits – Safework SA
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Industrial Relations

My favourite resources: Fair Work Handbook Fair Work Information Statement Job Analysis Template – People in Ag Rehab & Return to Work – Responsibilities Matrix   MERS offer discount for Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA members


My favourite resources: Farm Safety Induction Framework – Ag Health

Gazette Notices

South Australia (& other states) are in a transition phase with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), so my list here will change as this transition progresses. But at this point in time, these are relevant gazette notices and information for farmers: Carriage of Codes of Practice in SA has not been required since 2011: