Beef & Lamb Health & Safety

09 March 2016 by Paula Barrington

Beef + Lamb have recently launched the B+LNZ Farm Safety Support Programme. It includes plans and procedures you can customise to create a Safety Management System for your farm, workshops, information on updates to regulations and stories about lessons learnt.  Gretchen was lucky enough to attend one of their pilot workshops and it was great – practical, non-scaremongering, designed in conjunction with Worksafe, and best of all FREE!  The resources are great, but we’d really encourage you to attend one of their workshops.  Even if you have a H&S plan, it’d be worth going along and brushing up on a few details as it seems that a few things have changed and it’s good to keep up to date with the changes.

To access their resources and Safety Management Systems click here

Dates for their workshops:

Northern North Island
Alison Whiteford
Workshop 1        Wellsford              6th April
Workshop 2        Kaitaia                  20th April
Workshop 3        Kaikohe                21st April
Workshop 4        Helensville           19th May
Workshop 5        Dargaville           20th May

Mid Northern North Island
Andrew Jolly
Workshop 1        Panarama Hotel, Te Kuiti                              8 March 2016
Workshop 2        Central Park Motor Inn, Taumaranui         9 March 2016
Workshop 3        Glenn Murray Hall                                          10 May 2016
Workshop 4        Taupo Yacht Club                                           12 May 2016
Workshop 5        Kiwi 360, Bay of Plenty                                  16 May 2016

Western North Island
Jason Griffin
Workshop 1        Feilding 8th March
Workshop 2        Taihape 9th March
Workshop 3        Wanganui            10th March
Workshop 4        Taranaki              13th April
Workshop 5        Taranaki              14th April

Eastern North Island
Mark Harris & Lauren Cameron
Workshop 1         Waipawa                   18 March
Workshop 2         Havelock North       24 March
Workshop 3         Gisborne                   1 April
Wairarapa Dates                                    TBC

Northern South Island
Sarah O’Connell
Workshop 1        Motueka                             5-Apr
Workshop 2        Blenheim                           6-Apr
Workshop 3        Cheviot                               7-Apr
Workshop 4        Lincoln                               20-Apr
Workshop 5        Methven                             21-Apr

Central South Island
Aaron Meikle
Workshop 1        Fairlie                   14-Mar
Workshop 2        Waimate             15-Mar
Workshop 3        Oamaru               16-Mar
Workshop 4        Ranfurly               17-Mar
Workshop 5        Geraldine             18-Mar

Southern South Island
Olivia Ross
Workshop 2        Five Rivers           17-Feb
Workshop 3        Gore                     9-Mar
Workshop 4        Balclutha             6-Apr
Workshop 5        Otautau               28-Apr

Whats the benefit to users of Cloud Farmer?  Users can put these resources directly onto their Cloud Farmer system and replicate the H&S records in there, meaning it’s all kept in one place and super easy to access and update.  Also if you have an absentee owner, stakeholder or even a staff member who is based on another block, you can log on and check their records are up to date.  One more thing not to worry about!

For new users, our template has been adjusted to match the B+L system, including having all the resources on there.  For existing users, you can add the resources you want.

Done the course but still want a hand setting everything up on Cloud Farmer and implementing it within your farm?  Well luckily that’s a service we can offer!  Dave Duncan is our health & safety man so give him a call or drop him a line and he can help you. 022 150 9680.

Can’t make or already missed the workshop in your area?  Contact your Area Manager – roumour has it that if they get enough demand they can run more!


How your Cloud Farmer Health & Safety page may look – you can even add pictures of hazards to it!

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