Agriculture Safety and Risk Management

Our Safety Consultants have significant experience working with clients in the rural sector, including farm and station owners and managers, farm management companies, rural supply and service organisations and livestock agencies.

We regularly provide specialist and technical OHS/WHS services in the rural sector, including work carried out on remote and isolated properties.

The scope of services that Risk Strategies provides includes:

Rural Property Safety Inspection & Audit Program

Detailed health and safety site inspections and management systems audits along with detailed reports and Risk Management Plans that assist rural property owners and managers to implement and manage practical and compliant OHS/WHS management systems.

Asbestos Survey and Management Plans

Many older farm buildings contain asbestos and other potentially hazardous materials. To assist farm owners and managers to meet their legal obligations for asbestos management, Risk Strategies conducts Asbestos Surveys and Management Plans. We can also implement the Management Plans, including the supply and installation of asbestos warning signs and stickers and education programs for farm workers and residents. We can also assist with the co-ordination of asbestos removal and safe disposal.

Plant Hazard Assessments

Agricultural machinery can be hazardous to the operators and others in the vicinity of where it is operated. Risk Strategies conducts Plant Hazard Assessments. (This is a pre-requisite prior to the sale of used plant). We also produce Standard Operating Procedures for plant, including tractors, harvesting and workshop plant.

Contractor Safety Management

A significant part of a robust contractor management program is to audit and inspect contractors engaged to undertake work, to evaluate their on-site safety performance, and where relevant conformance with their own Safety Management Plans. Risk Strategies can provide ‘one off’ audits or site inspections or develop and deliver a contractor audit and inspection program and report regularly on contractor performance.

Other related services include:

  • serious incident/accident investigations
  • Risk Assessments & Safe Work Method Statements(SWMS)/ Job Safety Analysis(JSA) development
  • Programs for managing remote and isolated work
  • Training Program development & delivery