8th March 2019

Workplace Essentials 2019

Workplace Essentials workshop sessions

10:00am - 11:00am Workcover and Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Advocate Garry Nicols 

Hazards, risks and your farm, family and employees
Learn about the significance of Codes of Practice, safe operation of tractors and working safely around electrical exclusion zones

Hear first-hand a story from a Safety Advocate, Gary Nicols and learn through his experience. Sharing his personal story on trauma, tragedy and resilience to compel you to think about the most important reason for workplace safety and share some tips that might help workers appreciate the priority of workplace safety.

11:00am - 11:20am Panel Session - Workcover, Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Advocate Garry Nicols and QAWN Officer Kylie Jackson

11:30am - 12:15pm Workplace Relations
The most common compliance problems in horticulture:

Record keeping – the ability to evidence your compliance actions
Code of Conduct – setting out your expectations
Induction – to ensure you impart all necessary information and expectations to employees
Supervisory responsibilities and compliance
Fair Farms Initiative

12:30pm - 1:15pm Labour Hire Licensing

Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017: what you need to know as a Labour Hire provider and when working with Labour Hire providers

Presenters will be a range of industry experts including:

Donna Mogg – Employment Relations Consultant
Rebecca Fing – Workforce Development Officer
The Office of Industrial Relations
Safety Advocate
Worksafe Queensland
WorkCover Queensland
AustSafe / Sunsuper