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 is the most likely way the people within your business will actually perform those recording tasks?
These are the main records I suggest should be kept:
– Chemical Storage & SDS
– Chemical Spray Diary
– Electrical Testing & Tagging
– Plant & Equipment Maintenance incl Fire Extinguisher servicing
– Employee Registers including Training/Skills/Medical
– Incident/Injury Register
– ‘Return to Work’ plans & records for injured workers
– Asbestos Register (if present)
A full summary of the role of each record & why to keep them is available to my members.