Potato Harvester – Safe Stop
Health & Safety Workshops – designed for Potato Industry
Two people have died and one been seriously injured on Potato Harvesters in the last two years. These deaths and injuries were preventable.
Let’s talk about how we keep ourselves and our workers safe from now on.
These workshops are all about improving health and safety practice and will focus on Safety on Harvesters, and “failing safely”
RSVP to Justine Croft by Friday 17 August. Venue will be advised after receiving your registration.
These workshops are being held on Potato Farms or in Potato Packing Sheds. They will be practical and hands-on, and are designed to take the “Fear and Stress” out of Health and Safety and provide growers with useful, easy tips to keep their workers safe, without needing to fear prosecution. We will use the “Keep Safe, Keep Growing” toolkit that HortNZ and WorkSafe NZ have created specifically for NZ Growers.
Jack Main of Mainmech Engineering will attend the workshops. At each session he will look at a harvester on site and advise on guarding to meet the NZ Standards.
The local Worksafe assessor will be in attendance to discuss what the look at when doing an inspection.
We also hope to have a Health and Safety Lawyer attending who has first-hand knowledge of the court system and what the courts want to know in the event of a prosecution.
These workshops are free and are specifically designed for New Zealand potato growers. Feel free to bring workers who think may benefit from the workshops, but please do register them prior to the event.
The workshops are designed for a maximum of 15 people, so register now to avoid missing out.
For further information please contact Justine Croft (Finance & Administration Manager – Potatoes NZ) on 0800-399-674.