In The Media
As part of our efforts to help those in the industry keep on top of their Health & Safety and Human Resources, we regularly feature in various publications. Some of our more recent published content can be found here.
Check your Contractors for Health & Safety Risk – Farmers Weekly
“The role of the contractor is changing significantly as more work is contracted out. Whether that is done through a contract farming agrrement or on an ad-hoc basis, farmers remain responsible for providing a safe working environment for their contractors”
You can read the full article here: Check your Contractors for Health & Safety Risk – Farmers Weekly
Invest in skills to build a better farm business – Farm Business
“Bales are a part of everyday life for cereals growers, but the risks in handling them must be taken seriously, says Safety Revolution’s Victoria Sellick”
You can read the full article here: Beware of bale dangers – Farm Business
Inductions for casual staff – Farm Business
“Make sure casual staff are safe, trained and properly supervised, says Oliver Dale”
You can read the full article here: Inductions for casual staff – Farm Business
Invest in skills to build a better farm business – Farmers Weekly
“There has never been a greater need for a professional, structured approach to training in a progressive farming environment, argues a health and safety consultant”
You can read the full article here: Invest in skills to build a better farm business – Farmers Weekly
Protect You Staff, Secure Your Business – Farmers Weekly
An article published in the prestigious Farmers Weekly magazine detailing their discovery of the range of benefits and returns of investing in Health & Safety.
“Fewer accidents, fewer claims, lower insurance costs and better staff motivation are just some of the consequences of introducing a health and safety culture to one farming business.”
You can read the full article here: Protect You Staff, Secure Your Business – Farmers Weekly
Social Media Policy – Farmers Weekly
An article that was published in the prestigious Farmers Weekly magazine which explained what a Social Media policy is and why you may need one.
“An employee on one of our clients sites had a minor accident whilst at work which involved him damaging his finger whilst doing a regular job, the correct procedures were followed, however the employee concerned decided to ‘Facebook’ the incident and state the accident was caused by faulty equipment – this was unfounded and not the case.”
You can read the full article here: Social Media Policy – Farmers Weekly
Farmer proves there can be safety in numbers – National Farmer
An article for the digital agricultural magazine National Farmer. This article discussed how one of our clients has seen success using our system.
“‘I couldn’t believe it when we did the calculations,’ were Robert Barnes’ opening remarks when we discussed the improvements made to the way his personnel and Health and Safety had been managed over the past six years.”
Read the full article here: Farmer Proves there can be safety in numbers – National Farmer
Pouring oil on troubled waters – Farm Business
This article was published in Farm Business magazine. It was the sixth in a series of eight articles about managing new employees and focussed on conflict management.
“In my last article on managing staff (Farm Business, 5th October) I looked at the appraisal process, on using structured meetings to drive improvement in performance in a pro-active and consensual way that engaged the individual and built a stronger team. Clearly that’s how we would ideally like to manage our teams.”
Read the full article here: Pouring oil on troubled waters – Farm Business
Take the time to motivate staff and reward success – Farm Business
This article was published in Farm Business magazine. It was the fifth in a series of eight articles about managing new employees and focussed on encouraging staff through appraisals and review meetings.
“It’s been a difficult harvest, but hopefully the autumn workload is easing. During the peak there might well have been occasions when you felt an individual’s performance could have been better. Areas for improvement may have become more obvious, and might be easier to tackle using the example of what occurred during the harvest period.”
Read the full article here: Take the time to motivate staff and reward success – Farm Business
A Non Casual Approach – Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer
This was an article published in Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer that discussed the induction process when taking on casuals.
“It is a legal requirement that an employer provides temporary staff with information about their business and gets their acknowledgement that they have been given the information and instruction necessary to do the job.”
Read the article here: A Non Casual Approach – Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer