Course Details

Farm Contractor Induction


This program is a self paced online learning module aimed at contract workers entering a farm for the first time.


Almost every business has to engage different contractors at one point or the other. One of the primary challenges that businesses face when this happens is that it’s difficult to gauge to what extent such should be inducted.

Do you put in the same effort in inducting your contractors as you do the employees although they’re going to spend only a few hours on-site?

If not, how do you approach contractor induction in a way that protects you from liability? Australia’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) requires that you extend workplace safety to your contractors and other third parties.

Not extending this type of safety to your contractors may result in hefty fines, penalties, or even jail time. 

Target Audience:

An effective induction training should cover a wide range of topics including an introduction to the workplace or the site and safety policies and procedures, among others. This program is aimed at contractors working on a farm for the first time to understand the unique aspects of a farming operation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • hazards and risks in the workplace such as overhead power lines and the workplace control measures for those risks
  • no go zones that must be complied with
  • personal protective equipment(PPE) that workers must wear and use
  • safety documents, policies and plans
  • traffic management plans
  • who to report incidents and hazards to and how to report them
  • incident, emergency and evacuation knowledge

Learning Methods:

Program Benefits:


  • Duty of care
  • Contractor obligations
  • How to handle hazardous chemicals
  • Electrical safety
  • PPE and safety
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • How to ensure environmental sustainability

Upcoming Workshops

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We all know what it’s like…

Your business is going great (or not… COVID-19); you’re doing the things you know. But you also know that there are some pinch points in your business; some areas that could be safer, some processes you need to introduce.
But you’re frozen: I don’t know what to do? I don’t know where to start? Will the business afford it? Am I putting myself or business at risk?

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