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Incident and Near Miss Report Template

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Complete this form whenever there is an incident or near miss on your farm

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Fence post Meeting Template

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Use this template to write up your minutes for your team toolbox meetings.

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Risk Register Template

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Use this template to record all of the hazards on your farm, and the controls you have put in place for each one.

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Accident Investigation Template

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Use this template to carry out an investigation when an accident or near-miss incident occurs on your farm.

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Checklist for Farmers and Contractors Template

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Use this form to help induct new contractors on to your farm.

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Staff Training Record Template

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Use this template to record the training your employees are currently receiving, have received, and whether they are able to train others on the farm.

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Visitor's/Contractor checklist

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Use this form to induct new visitors so that they are aware of the relevant hazards and risks on the farm.

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Post Emergency Review Template

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Use this template to review your farm's emergency procedures and responses to an emergency.

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Managing Health and Safety a Guide for Farmers

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on farm health and safety.

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Preventing manual handling injuries on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries from manual handling on farms by providing practical guidance on how to manage hazards.

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Preventing noise induced hearing loss on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of hearing loss by providing practical guidance on how to manage loud noise on farms.

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Preventing slips, trips and falls on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries by providing guidance on how to prevent slips, trips and falls on farms.

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Safe use of quad bikes

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various quad bike hazards.

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Riding horses on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various horse riding and handling hazards.

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Safe Cattle Handling

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on safe cattle handling.

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Safe sheep handling

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to handle sheep safety.

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Safe use of tractors on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various tractor hazards.

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Safe use of two-wheeled motorbikes on farms

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various two-wheeled motorbike hazards.

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Safe use of elevating work platforms in the horticulture industry

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The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on safe work practices for the use and maintenance of horticultural mobile elevating work platforms.

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Staying safe in and around farm dairies

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage hazards in and around farm dairies.

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Choosing the right vehicle for the job

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This form will help chose the right vehicle most suited to your needs when purchasing a vehicle and the right vehicle for a situation when working on your farm

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Safer Farms Self Assessment Table

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Use the table to assess where your farm sits on the health and safety scale. The table will show you what you need to do to achieve good practice.

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Health and Safety Management Systems Information Sheet

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Farms are workplaces. Like all other workplaces, workplace health and safety laws apply and you need to have a health and safety management system in place.

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Tractor Maintenance Checklist

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This file is a typical tractor maintenance checklist.

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Safe use of self-propelled agricultural plant

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on the safe use of self-propelled agricultural equipment, such as combine harvesters.

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Above Ground Fuel Storage on Farms

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This good practice guide will help farmers comply with the health, safety and environmental laws for above ground fuel storage.

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Prevention and Control of Leptospirosis

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This good practice guide provides practical suggestions for managing and preventing leptospirosis, an infectious occupational zoonotic disease.

It is aimed at people working in close contact with animals, anyone visiting rural/farming areas, and health professionals.

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Farm Emergency Plan

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Complete this so everyone on farm knows what to do in the event of an emergency

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Staff briefing checklist

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Use this checklist as a guide to what information you need to cover off for new permanent staff or causal workers.

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Keep Safe, Keep Farming - Guide to building a heathy and safe farm

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This guide provides you with the information and tools you need to build a healthy and safe place to live and work.

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Case Study - Plan ahead to keep people safe

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After several near misses on his farm near Greymouth, farmer took action.

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Key on farm risks

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Use this list to help you identify the potential risks on your farm and the injuries they may cause. This list can form part of your risk management planning.

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Case study: Uplifting solution to avoid

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