Health & Safety Resources
NZ Young Farmers are committed to a safe and healthy working environment for all workers, volunteers and participants.
This page is your one stop shop for everything you need to run your event safely and ensure everyone gets home in one piece.
We have created some short videos to help you along the way CLICK HERE
SOME KEY DOCUMENTS
Hazard Register a central database of hazards we find at our events
Stock Handling Guidelines - a must read for everyone who runs events which include animals
Wood Chopping Guidelines - a must read if your club is running firewood fundraiser
On Farm Bio Security Guidelines - to ensure we follow best practice while undertaking club fundraisers on farm
Check out our new full document sets. Created to make completing H&S at your events easier.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is H&S important?
"This is a question that is commonly asked as people just think its about filling out way too much paperwork and the world gone all politically correct.
Who do I contact if i have a question?
There are lots of people you can ask for help from. Each region has a regional H&S officer who can help as can your Territory Manager.
Do I need to fill out all the forms?
No you don't. We have a range of forms to cover all the different events we do.
When do I need to fill out an injury report?
You need to complete forms for all injuries from a minor cut to the finger to an amputation. You also need to complete a report for any near misses.
What injury reports am I meant to fill out?
For all injuries you need to complete the Injury Report
For any near misses, property damage or injuries that are really bad complete the Investigation Report
If you ever unsure just call and ask Casey.
Why do we need to return injury and investigation reports to National Office?
As do all companies, we must report our injuries. This helps us ensure that we have taken all reasonably practicable steps to protect our members and spectators from harm.
How does the Hazard Register Work?
The hazard register is a central database of all hazards we have identified at our events.
HINT: The hazard register is in an excel sheet to make it easier for you.
ALL THE PAPERWORK
Event Safety Plan NZYF/HS/012
Event Rules NZYF/HS/013
Emergency Contact List NZYF/HS/005
Volunteer Declaration Form NZYF/HS/006
Participants Declaration Form NZYF/HS/007
Group Declaration Form NZYF/HS/009
Hazard Assessment Forms NZYF/HS/001
Injury Report NZYF/HS/003
Investigation Report NZYF/HS/004
Spot Check H&S Sheet NZYF/HS/017
Some great checklists and extra forms you might need for running a more detailed event:
For all H&S queries please contact
- Casey Huffstutler on 027 213 0043 | email@example.com
OR you can contact your Territory Manager or Regional H&S Officer
Your Regional H&S Officers are:
- Northern - Nicole Levens
- WaiBop - Nigel Hatfield
- East Coast - Kit Holmes
- Taraman - Amelia Nichol (Taranaki) & Sammy Bills (Manawatu)
- Tasman - Chris Foster
- Aorangi - Gwyneth Mark
- O/S - Peter Templeton
"Safety is not the absence of accidents. Safety is the presence of defences" Dr Todd Conklin