As an employer, you carry significant legal responsibility and liability for ensuring the health and safety of your workers under the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation. As a horticulture employer, your responsibilities are heightened due to the nature of our industry, and the range of potential hazards and risks on a farm.

Creating a safe work environment is essential to the overall success of your business, and is one of the best ways to retain staff and maximise productivity and profitability.

Although there are some costs associated with implementing safe workplace practices, taking no action can be serious and expensive – for you and your workers.

The Hort360 Workplace Safety module can help you understanding Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws and avoid unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury or illness. It will also provide your business with a strong foundation to achieve long-term success.

By completing the risk assessment you will gain a better understanding of where you currently sit in relation to matters of compliance and best practice and be provided with suggestions to help fix any problem areas.

Hort360 is the best management practice program for horticulture. It is an online risk assessment tool designed to give you a 360-degree view of your farm business operation. Hort360 is accessible via a Growcom facilitator and/or your own login (complete and submit the registration form – https://bit.ly/2WDLMaN)

By participating in Hort360 you will have the opportunity to access on-farm technical support, onfarm training, professional networks and certification against Freshcare Environmental. All this will enable you to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, improve productivity and product quality, and build wealth.