What is Farmsafe?
FarmSafe was founded as an ACC and Federated Farmers ‘industry good’ initiative, with the purpose of reducing agriculture and horticulture accidents by providing quality training, assessment and services. The FarmSafe programmes combine practical tuition from qualified facilitators, and interactive sessions to draw on participant experience. FarmSafe Awareness and FarmSafe Plans are one-day workshops that focus on the practical management of workplace safety on farm. These workshops are supported by FarmSafe Skills, a series of interactive workshops designed to teach and assess competence in practical farming tasks. All funded training is undertaken by enrolment into a recognised 40 credit qualification.
Who Owns Farmsafe?
FarmSafe is not owned by any one organisation. It is owned and managed by a consortium of three education-based organisations: Agriculture New Zealand Ltd, the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation and Telford, a division of Lincoln University.
FarmSafe’s accounts and payments are managed by Telford.
What are Farmsafe’s Vision, Mission and Values?
FarmSafe’s vision is to make the rural community a safer place.
The FarmSafe mission is to provide quality training and services to make rural people safer in the work place.
FarmSafe is designed by rural New Zealand for rural New Zealanders and is based on the following values:
- Customer focused
- Affinity with the needs of Rural New Zealand
- World leading – unashamedly Kiwi
- Integrity in our actions and relationships
- Committed to quality
- Innovative in our thinking
What is ACC’s Involvement?
ACC was instrumental in setting up FarmSafe and it has assisted with funding the development of the FarmSafe Awareness and FarmSafe Plans programmes. We have a close working relationship with ACC who are extremely supportive of our initiative.