Safe Farm using Lean: A Lean Farm is also a Safe Farm. Lean tools such a Visualisation and 5S can significantly help to improve safety on your farm. Our team has been working on improving our safety processes. We had a session about all hazards on farm and it really reinforced how dangerous our farms actually are. But with good safety awareness, visualisation and standard processes, we can make our farms a safer place to work and live.
Our team are working on standard hazard and safety processes. We are also preparing safety videos that our whole team are involved in. These safety videos can be used to induct new team members and also any contractors or visitors we have on farm. We can also regularly review our safety processes to keep them front of mind.
When developing safety visuals or processes – keep them simple and visual! Here is an example of our Farm Safety Hazard document we have just developed.