FarmSafe provides quality training and services to the pastoral and horticulture sectors. Governed by organisations within the rural industry, FarmSafe understands the demands and pressures that are experienced within this sector.
Accordingly, we not only provide hands-on training workshops for all staff levels, we also provide tailor-made farm safety assistance for individual farm businesses.
To find out more details on our range of farm safety training, see the information below.
QUALIFICATION BASED TRAINING
By completing a number of our NZQA-certified workshops, you can work towards achieving an NZQA recognized qualification. Each individual workshop recognises the practical skills and knowledge required to safely use agricultural vehicles, equipment and agrichemicals for either agriculture or pastoral farming.
Depending on which workshops you choose, three or four FarmSafe workshops need to be completed to achieve an NZQA qualification – reaching a total value of 40 or more credits. FarmSafe Awareness is a core compulsory workshop and the remaining elective workshops are your choice.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND FARMSAFE WORKSHOPS?
FarmSafe workshops are suitable from beginner to experienced staff and are ideal for those who wish to gain the general skills and knowledge required to work safely and successfully in a farming environment.
WHAT ARE THE RANGE OF WORKSHOP OPTIONS?
To achieve an NZQA recognised qualification, three or four workshops need to be completed. See below for the range of FarmSafe workshops available.
NZQA WORKSHOP OPTIONS
Choose from the following range of NZQA workshops to achieve your NZQA qualification. Please note that FarmSafe Awareness is a core compulsory workshop and the remaining elective workshops are your choice.
Depending on which workshops you choose, four or five FarmSafe workshops need to be completed to achieve an NZQA qualification – reaching a total value of 40 or more credits. To find out how many credits each workshop carries and how you can achieve your qualification, please contact FarmSafe for further detailed information.
|Plans*||Skills – ATVs|
|Skills – Chainsaw||Skills – Tractor|
|Skills – 4WD||Skills – Motorbike|
|Skills – Pruning||Skills – Personal Health|
|Skills – Tree Felling and Limbing||Skills – Powered Orchard Machinery|
|Skills – Introduction to Agrichemicals||Skills – Agrichemical Approved Handler Certificate|
|Skills – ATVU’s||Skills – Introductory GROWSAFE|
* If you are an ACC levy payer you can then apply for ACC’s Workplace Safety Discount.
|Awareness||How the obvious (and not-so-obvious) hazards can be effectively managed in the workplace.||1 day|
|Plans||Addresses the skills and knowledge required to prepare and action an effective Health & Safety Plan on your property.**||1 day|
|Skills – ATVUs||Practical skills necessary for operating a quadbike competently on both flat and undulating terrain and with mounted equipment or load.||2 days***|
|Skills – Chainsaw||Operating a chainsaw in a competent manner with a focus on the up cut, down cut and bore cut.||2 days***|
|Skills – Tractor||Checking and servicing a tractor and implement before use, attaching an implement, and the practical skills necessary for driving over terrain both with and without an attached implement.||2 days***|
|Skills – 4WD||Carrying out a pre-drive check and operating a light 4WD vehicle in an off-road environment.||2 days***|
|Skills – Motorbike||Practical skills necessary for operating a motorbike competently on both flat and undulating terrain.||2 days***|
|Skills – Tree Felling & Limbing||Maintaining a chainsaw and bar and felling and limbing trees under supervision.||2 days***|
|Skills – Powered Orchard Machinery||Operate and maintain powered orchard machinery.||2 days***|
|Skills – Introduction to Agrichemicals||Using, maintaining & storing agrichemical application equipment & safety when using agrichemicals.||1 day|
|Skills – Agrichemical Approved Handler Certificate||Using, maintaining & storing agrichemical application equipment & safety when using agrichemicals. Understand HSNO Act.||1 day|
**If you are an ACC levy payer you can then apply for ACC’s Workplace Safety Discount.