Induction of new workers is one of the most important things you can do to improve safety on farm.
There is a term that I think was coined in the UK called ‘situational awareness‘. This is what workers need on a farm as the situation changes regularly and they need to be aware and adapt to those changing conditions on a regular basis.
- With the resources below you should be able to establish your own farm induction and include hazard maps of your properties with powerlines and other hazards marked on them. The maps can even be hand drawn, just make sure they are clear.
- For seasonal workers, backpackers and those new to agriculture, I do recommend a first step induction with Ag Induction Manager: online-induction-options
- This online generic induction covers all of the basic knowledge aspects of being safe on a farm.
Your ‘site induction’ can be specifically about your operation, your hazards, your maps, your work rules.
I offer a site specific induction to my website members at this link:
Resources freely available online:
- Farm Worker Safety Induction – Ag Health
- Grain Farm Worker Safety Induction – Ag Health
- Sheep & Wool Safety Induction – Ag Health
- Beef Cattle Safety Induction – Ag Health
- Farm Safety Induction Framework – Ag Health
- Manager Responsibilities Info Sheet – Ag In Compliance
- Grain Farm Contractor Safety Induction – Ag Health