It's important that new workers understand what their rights and responsibilities are, as well as the rights and responsibilities of supervisors and employers. This program is designed for workers across the horticulture industry.
'Horticulture' covers a wide range of activities, including plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry and plant physiology. This may involve the growing of fruit and vegetable crops, flowers, trees, shrubs and turf.
Examples of workplaces involved in horticulture include:
- Market gardens
- Plant wholesalers
It's important that your employer has taken action to control workplace risks. You must follow safe working procedures – not just for your own safety, but also for the safety of others working with you.
- Understanding a safe working environment.
- Workers know their work responsibilities and limitations.
- Employees are educated about company policies against bullying, harassment, and other critical policies.
- Ensuring that employees rights and benefits are in place.
- Drive improvement in productivity and quality of work.
- Safety awarenss
- Using equipment
- Mobile plant operations
- Tractor safety
- Quad Bike safety
- Forklift safety
- Manual Handling
- Emergency Procedures
- Food handling and safety
- Good Manufacturing Processes