People Gauge
Workplace 360

Health, safety and wellbeing

Staff are involved in eliminating or managing all hazards on the farm. They have a balanced lifestyle and health checks are conducted. Learn more and see resources that can help you with Health and Safety and with staff wellbeing.

Wellbeing

1

Housing meets minimum requirements as per checklist

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Policy and plan

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2

Hearing, lung, skin and vision monitoring for identified risks

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Report on testing

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3

All employees have time and energy for at least one regular off farm activity

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Staff interviews

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4

Personal wellbeing has been discussed with team members (e.g. you can use the wellbeing pages from the DairyNZ Farm fitness checklist for this)

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Staff interviews, DairyNZ Farm fitness checklist

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Health and safety policies and procedures

5

Health and safety manual has been reviewed in the last 12 months

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Date on policy

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6

Emergency procedures are visible and employees are trained in the implementation

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Copy of procedures

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7

Critical risks for the farm have been identified with employees, and a plan is in place to address them

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Copy of procedures

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8

Signed health and safety policy statement is available

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Displayed signed policy

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9

Current and active risk register

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Copy of risk register

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10

Accident reporting procedure in place

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Copy of accident records

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11

Employees are engaged with health and safety on farm, and actively contribute to the plan on farm

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Meeting minutes

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12

Health and safety is discussed at management level, with farm owners and governance

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Meeting minutes

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13

Drug & alcohol policy

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Date on policy/testing records

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14

Manager has training in health and safety

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Training records

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15

Return-to-work plan and procedures are in place and discussed with employees

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Written plan or employee interviews

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Health and safety practices

16

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is available to use and there is an employee register of allocation

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Observation of employees with PPE

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17

Basic workplace conditions are met (e.g. toilet, access to water, shelter for break)

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Observation of facilities as easily accessible by employees

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18

My team has training meetings at least monthly on health and safety issues and risks on the farm. This ensures the safety of all people who work, live on or visit the farm

Required resources:

Meeting records

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19

All new employees undergo a health and safety induction

Required resources:

Staff file/copy of induction

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20

There have been no work days lost from accident or injury during the last 12 months

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Accident register

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21

Initiatives for health and safety are currently underway

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Meeting records, plans underway

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22

Maintenance checks for machinery/equipment are carried out according to manaufacturers recommendations

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Maintenance records

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23

Health testing for employees (e.g. blood pressure, glucose etc)

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Records of testing

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Please have these documents ready as you progress with the assessment.