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AgForce has two tools to help you with work health and safety and human resources management needs:

  1. AgForce Safety Management System
  2. AgForce Employment Manual

These are available separately, or together as the Employer’s Toolkit.

Developed by experienced consultants with farming backgrounds, these are supplied electronically for download.

 

Part 1: AgForce Safety Management System (SMS)

An SMS is a comprehensive and integrated system that ensures that all work on the property is conducted safely. It allows you as the business owner to implement a fully documented, accessible and comprehensible system that monitors and improves safety on-farm.

This system is designed in both hard copy format and electronic versions so that it can be customised to your business and includes the following essentials:

  • health and safety manual including your WHS policy statement
  • employee handbook
  • contractor handbook
  • useful templates
  • additional resources: guides for quad bikes, checklists, Workcover and so on.

 

Part 2: AgForce Employment Manual

Like the SMS, the Employment Manual provides policies, procedures and templates to help rural businesses with most aspects of employment.

It is designed to complement the SMS in meeting your obligations to employ workers correctly and meet employment and safety laws. The manual provides systematic information on employment and has forms and templates along with guidance on:

  • conditions of employment
  • pay arrangements and other benefits, taxation and superannuation
  • leave entitlements  
  • grievance policy and code of ethics: code of conduct
  • performance management
  • equal employment opportunity, harassment & anti-bullying policy

 

AgForce Members- free download

Members, please contact us at training@agforceqld.org.au for access and include in your email: member name and membership number; business name, address and confirm email address for the link to the system download.

Please call us on 07 3236 3100 for more information on the Employer’s Toolkit.

The Safety Management System and the Employment Manual (System) are available for free download by members. To obtain your download link:

  • • Email with the above details to training@agforceqld.org.au
  • • A link will be sent to your email address
  • • You will be able to access and download the Employer’s Toolkit by clicking on this link.

A free webinar explaining the use of the system will also be included.

 

Non-members

Please contact us at training@agforceqld.org.au for purchase, or call us on 07 3236 3100 for more information.

• Safety Management System
   o $350 general purchase
• Employment Manual
   o $250 general purchase
• Employers' Toolkit (including both the above)
   o $500 general purchase

 

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