Online safety induction launched for livestock producers

A partnership of livestock and online learning businesses have teamed up to launch an online safety induction created specifically for livestock producers.

The Online Rural Property Induction at www.ruralinduction.com covers the key hazards of working on livestock properties.  It provides an important step to work towards safety compliance, a zero harm culture and prevent incidents before they happen.

Charolais and Ultrablack breeder Palgrove, organic beef marketing company OBE Organic, and online learning and training specialist Olive Learning have joined forces to meet what they see is a need for a simple way for producers to improve farm safety.

The partners aim to remove barriers to improved farm safety performance by providing a product that is online, comprehensive, provides a digital audit trail of inductions, and is priced at $49 per user – with an introductory offer of just $29 per user until 30 June 2018 (plus GST).

With agriculture having the highest fatality rate and the the highest frequency of serious injury claims1 of any Australian industry, the Online Rural Property Induction is targeting a real need.

Developed by livestock producers and peer reviewed by industry representatives to ensure it is relevant, the Online Rural Property Induction also draws on Olive Learning’s global training expertise to present content in a way that is engaging and encourages information retention.

Created as both an induction for new employees and a refresher for current employees, the course allows employers to track progress of worker induction training, send reminders if inductions haven’t been completed, and provides a digital audit trail of completed inductions.

It’s packed with clear explanations of industry-standard safety procedures relevant to hazards found on livestock properties, such as working around livestock, safe use of bikes and machinery, fatigue and dehydration, and hazardous chemical safety.

The course also has useful template documents for download that will help bring graziers further towards a safer workplace.  Course content will be updated annually so workers can take annual refresher courses to keep safety top of mind.

The Online Rural Property Induction was originally developed for use on Palgrove properties in 2017, and OBE Organic producers have helped adapt the course over recent months so it is relevant for large and small properties right around Australia.

The Online Rural Property Induction can be accessed at www.ruralinduction.com, and will be officially unveiled at the Palgrove stand at Beef Australia –  P33 on the Centre Ring Circuit.