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									        WARATAH
       WARMBLOODS
                                       “ARALUEN”
                                Bunnan Rd, Scone 2337




        OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND
           SAFETY INDUCTION




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CONTENTS



     1. Rules and Regulations


     2. Property Map


     3. Induction Information for Employees/Visitors


     4. Occupational Health and Safety policies


     5. Induction sign off sheet




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  PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES AND
                REGULATIONS

              All clients will be given an induction package and tour of the
               property.
              The speed limit on the property is 20kph.
              Vehicles are not to be driven into paddocks unless it is for an
               emergency only.
              Vehicles are not to be parked in areas that restrict access to
               paddocks or designated riding areas.
              Gates are to remain closed at all times.
              No smoking on the property.
              No dogs are allowed on the property other than the dogs owned by
               Waratah.
              No alcohol is to be consumed on the property.
              Do not enter the property if you are under the influence of alcohol or
               drugs.
              No medication is to be administered to any horse unless the horse
               is your own and you have purchased the medication.
              The fridge in the tack room is only to be used for medication, carrots
               and cold drinks. No food is to be stored in the fridge for longer than
               a day.
              The lights in the barn and shed may be used, however must be
               turned off prior to you leaving the property.
              The lights for the arena may be used at night, however must be
               turned off immediately after use.
              Horse feed may not be removed from the feed room or shed unless
               you have paid for the feed. If you have your own feed we cannot
               guarantee that other clients will not use your feed.
              Lucerne Hay may not be removed from the shed unless you have
               paid Waratah for the hay.
              The sand arena can be used to lunge or ride your horse. However,
               only 2 horses can be in the arena at the one time.
              If it has been raining and the ground is wet do not ride or lunge
               your horse on the property. The arena can become very slippery in
               the wet and the grass can become very slippery causing the horse
               to slip over and injure its self and/or rider.
              Riding helmets are to be worn at all times when riding or lunging
               horses on the property.
              Horses being lunged are to remain on the inside track if a horse is
               being ridden in the arena.
              Care is to be taken by persons lunging horses. Do not crack the
               lunge whip at any time if another horse is being ridden nearby.
              The show jump area may be ridden in but only a maximum of 2
               horses may ride in this area at the one time.
              When riding you must give way to the horse on their left.




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              Water on the property is to be used sparingly. All taps are to be
               completely turned off after use. Only one horse is to be in the wash
               bay at a time.
              All clients are to take full responsibility for their children. No children
               are to be on the property unless under the constant supervision of
               an adult.
              No adults or children are to enter the dam or the perimeter fence
               surrounding the dam. Adults and children can easily drown in dams.
               No swimming is allowed under any circumstances.
              No horses are allowed in the dam or inside the perimeter fence
               surrounding the dam.
              All the fences on the property have stand off electric fencing
               attached. This electric fencing is live and will cause an electric
               shock if you touch it. Do not touch this fence under any
               circumstances. Please keep all children away from the electric
               fence as the voltage is high and can cause injury depending on the
               age and health of the person touching the fence.
              If you detect a hazard on the property that you believe is a risk to
               horse or human please report immediately to Waratah.
              If you injure yourself while on the property or while riding off the
               property on a trail please report the injury to Waratah. There is a
               first aid kit in the tack room that is to be used if a person is injured in
               any way.
              If a person requires urgent medical attention please call “000” and
               request an ambulance immediately. Scott Memorial Hospital is at
               Scone. It is approximately 11km from the property.
              Please report to Waratah any damage to the infrastructure on the
               property.
              Please report to Waratah any horse that is injured.
              There are many riding trails off the property down Upper Dartbrook
               Road. Please be aware that you will ride past large horse studs and
               that the horses at the studs may gallop around causing your horse
               to get excited.
              There are many riding trails off the property down Yarrandi Road.
               Please be aware that you will ride past a deer farm and that the
               deer may startle your horse if your horse has not seen deer before.
              There is a fire extinguisher in the feed room within the barn. Please
               use this if a fire breaks out on the property or use any hose in order
               to extinguish the flames. Call “000” immediately and request the fire
               brigade if you cannot extinguish the flames.
              Waratah cannot protect saddlery, feed or any horse item from being
               stolen. If you leave an item on the property you leave it at your own
               risk. The property is open to the main road and the barn is not
               locked at night.

     Please follow these instructions and do not hesitate to contact
     management if you have any concerns while you are here at “Araluen”.
     Have a safe and enjoyable time and make the most of the property and its
     facilities. Contact Paul and Libby on 0265459390.


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                        INDUCTION INFORMATION FOR
                           EMPLOYEES / VISITORS

Welcome to Waratah Warmbloods. We hope that you find your time here
interesting and rewarding. The health and safety of all the people who work
and visit Waratah Warmbloods is the most important responsibility that we all
share.

It is important that you understand your responsibility in Occupational Health
and Safety. We want you to also understand the commitment that we as
managers of this property have made to ensure your health and safety, and
safety of all others who enter this environment.

Your safety is as much your responsibility as it is ours. If you feel that you
cannot do a job safely, do not do it. Let management know about the problem,
and we will work together to fix the problem or find a safe way to complete the
job.

Consultation

If any employee/visitor has any concerns regarding workplace safety they are
to report it immediately to management. All relevant Occupational Health and
Safety Information is to be shared with employees and staff are to be
consulted on any changes in the workplace that may affect their safety and/or
working conditions.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Waratah Warmbloods is committed to equal opportunity in employment for all
staff and applicants for employment. We value everyone working for our
company for how well they perform their duties, rather than according to
irrelevant personal characteristics such as race, gender or age.
We believe that applicants for employment and everyone who works for us
should be treated with fairness and respect in the workplace and not be
subject to conduct that is unlawful under equal opportunity or anti-
discrimination laws.
It is against New South Wales law to discriminate against employees, or
anyone who applies for a job, on the grounds of sex, race, ethno-religion,
marital status, pregnancy and potential pregnancy, disability, age,
homosexuality, transgender and/or responsibilities as a carer.

Application of policy
This policy applies to everyone who works at Waratah Warmbloods including
managers, temporary workers, contract workers, full-time, part-time and
casual workers, and anyone applying for a position with us. It also applies to
those with whom we work, including clients, and those who undertake work for
us, including contractors and their employees.




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Disciplinary and grievance procedures
Waratah Warmbloods will regard as misconduct any act of unlawful
discrimination or victimisation.
The company will treat seriously and confidentially grievances and complaints
made by employees in relation to discrimination or victimisation and in
accordance with the firm's Grievance Handling Procedure.
Grievances and complaints about discrimination or victimisation may be
communicated confidentially and without prejudice to a partner.
All employees may contact the Legal Services Commissioner, Anti-
Discrimination Board or Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission for
advice or if they are unhappy with the handling of a complaint.

Grievance Procedure Policy

A grievance is a problem, concern or complaint related to work or the work
environment. A grievance can be about an act, omission, situation or decision
that you think is unfair, discriminatory or unjustified.
If you are concerned that you have been subject to conduct that breaches
equal opportunity, the company will help resolve your concerns.

Harassment Policy

Waratah Warmbloods is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that
everyone should feel comfortable in the workplace and that differences should
be respected. This means that everyone must be able to work in an
environment free from harassment.
All harassment that is sexual or sex-based, racial or relates to a person’s
ethno-religion, marital status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, actual or
presumed, past, present or future disability, age, actual or presumed
homosexuality, actual or presumed transgender status, or actual or presumed
responsibilities as a carer is discriminatory and will not be tolerated in the
workplace.
Waratah Warmbloods considers unlawful harassment to be unacceptable and
such conduct will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Individuals found to have breached this policy will be subject to appropriate
disciplinary action.

Application of policy
This policy applies to everyone who works at Waratah Warmbloods including
managers, temporary workers, contract workers, full-time, part-time and
casual workers, contractors and visitors

The law
It is generally against anti-discrimination law for any employee to harass or be
harassed by:
- A job applicant
- Another employee
- A customer or client
- Any other visitor to our workplace.



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Hazard and Risk Assessment

Management and employee’s are to ensure that all workplace accidents and
occupational illnesses are identified, assessed, and eliminated or controlled in
order to:
    Minimise the risk to health and safety of workers visitors and
       contractors
    Minimise risk to the health and safety to visitors and contractors
       who may be in the workplace
    Promote a culture of health and safety

Employees/Visitors are to take reasonable care to protect their own health
and safety and the health and safety of others.
They are to cooperate with the organisation in ensuring that the workplace is
safe and report any situation that could constitute a hazard.
Employees/Visitors are not to interfere with any procedures or equipment
specifically provided to ensure safety in the workplace.
If an employee/visitor recognises any hazard in the workplace, they are to
report it to management immediately.

Injury Prevention and Procedure

Whilst committed to providing a safe working environment for staff/visitors, if
an employee/visitor does injure themselves they shall:
    Co-operate with management to enable them to meet their OHS
       obligations.
    Notify management of an injury as soon as possible after it occurs.
    Assist the management in any recording and reporting for OHS
       purposes.

Disciplinary Procedures
For Disregarding and Disobeying Occupational Health and Safety Rules
and Procedure the following Disciplinary Procedure will be used:-

For Staff:

     1. Verbal warnings by Supervisor and/or:
     2. Written Warning and/or
     3. Dismissal.
For Visitors and Contractors
     1. Asked to leave the property


Please follow these requirements for your safety and that of other people
around you to assist us in meeting the obligations under the Occupational
Health and Safety Act.



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          Occupational Health and Safety Policies

RISK MANAGEMENT

To ensure that the factors which cause workplace accidents and occupational
illnesses are identified, assessed, and eliminated or controlled in order to:

         Minimise the risk to health and safety of workers.
         Minimise risk to the health and safety to other people who may be in
          the workplace.
         Promote a culture of health and safety.

To ensure that the risks to staff, visitors and others is eliminated or controlled
through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk elimination or control.

The Management is responsible to:

         Provide for identification and elimination of hazards in the workplace.
         Provide for employee involvement in identifying and resolving OH&S
          issues.
         Have an accident and reporting procedure that is functional and acted
          upon.
         Investigate accidents and incidents in a timely manner and undertake
          corrective action.
         Provide equipment that is fit for the purpose intended, is well
          maintained, and which staff are trained to use.
         Have systems of work that are safe and without risks to health.
         Make arrangements for ensuring the safe use, handling, storage and
          transport of equipment and substances.
         Provide the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary
          to ensure the health and safety at work of employees, visitors and
          contractors.
         Maintain all buildings in a safe condition, provide and maintain safe
          entrances and exits, and have emergency evacuation procedures in
          place.
         Make available adequate information about hazards.

The Employees/Visitors/Contractors are responsible for:

         Taking reasonable care to protect their own health and safety and the
          health and safety of others.
         To co-operate with the organisation in ensuring that the workplace is
          safe and report any situation that could constitute a hazard.
         Follow the instruction and training provided by the organisation in the
          use of personal protective equipment.
         Not to interfere with any procedures or equipment specifically provided
          to ensure safety in the workplace.
         To report safety concerns immediately to management.


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ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING
All accidents/incidents to be reported as soon as possible to the management
and will be documented.
Medical treatment shall be provided immediately in the form of first aid.
The injured person shall nominate a doctor for management of the injury.
Management shall report the injury to the insurer within 48 hours if significant
and shall report the injury to Workcover via telephone or the web site.
Management shall investigate all incidents/accidents in consultation with staff
and control measures shall be implemented as soon as possible to reduce the
likelihood of the incident reoccurring.

First Aid
You need to be aware of:
    Who to approach for first aid assistance
    The role you have in the first aid plan
    Where to go for first aid assistance
    The appropriate contact details of first aiders and external emergency
       services

In the event of a medical emergency you must immediately assist the person
and ensure that they are out off immediate danger or provide some immediate
assistance, this may involve turning off the power to machinery or removing a
horse from the area. Then arrange for the closest first aid trained person to
provide first aid to the injured person and contact 000. Ensure that you are in
no danger yourself.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

The Management is responsible for:
    During an emergency, making sure that all
     employees/visitors/contractors are evacuated safely to a nominated
     area
    Ensuring that appropriate authorities are notified.
    Ensuring there is a site plan in a designated location that shows details
     of evacuation area.

The employees/visitors/contractors are responsible for:
    Notifying management of an emergency
    Following correct procedures on types of emergencies

Fire
         Ensure the immediate safety of everyone in the vicinity, only if it is safe
          to do so
         Report the fire to 000
         Do not approach fire
         If attending the fire to wear appropriate personal protective equipment
          for attending the fire




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MANUAL HANDLING

The management is responsible for:

         Promoting and supporting the implementation of the Manual handling
          Program
         Ensuring that adequate resources are made available to address the
          risks associated with manual handling tasks
         Ensuring manual handling risks/injuries are identified through reporting,
          workplace inspections and hazard reports are subject to assessment
          and control.
         Maintaining a Register of all Manual Handling Risk Assessment
         Ensuring implementation and monitoring of appropriate control
          strategies
         Ensure employees/visitors/contractors receive appropriate training in
          the use of mechanical devices, personal protective equipment and
          standard work procedures

Employees/visitors/contractors responsible for:

         Reporting immediately to management any manual handling hazards
          or injuries sustained by them
         Co-operating with management in providing positive input into the
          Hazard Identification Risk Assessment
         Complying with established work practices to minimise manual
          handling injuries
         Not using any mechanical devices unless they have been trained

Procedures

In order to minimise the risk of manual handling injuries, consideration shall
be given to ensuring all workable steps have been taken so that:
     Plant, equipment and containers used in the workplace are designed,
       constructed and maintained to be as safe as possible when manually
       handled.
     Work practices undertaken are designed to eliminate or reduce the
       need for manual handling activities.
     The work environment is designed as far as possible to be conducive
       with good manual handling practices.




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See following diagrams for correct procedures on manual handling:

Diagram 1 - Correct and incorrect pushing and pulling




Diagram 2 - Suggested safe lifting limits for object at different locations




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Diagram 3 - Correct lifting technique for object at ground level




DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

It is the employees/visitors/contractors responsibility to ensure they are
alcohol and drug free when entering onto the property. If anyone is suspected
to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs they will be asked to cease their
activity and driven home to their residence.
All employees acknowledge that it is a condition of the employment that they
must submit to alcohol and drug tests when required.

Drug and Alcohol Guidelines
    Alcohol and illicit drugs shall not be consumed on Company premises,
      in Company vehicles, or at any time as a paid employee of the
      Company.
    No alcohol or illicit drugs should be consumed prior to the commencing
      of an activity and any employee reporting for work under the influence
      of alcohol or illicit drugs shall not be permitted to commence work.
    Employees operating or driving Company equipment or vehicles with a
      blood alcohol level exceeding 0.05 shall be in breach of Company rules
      constituting serious misconduct and subject to the appropriate
      disciplinary actions.


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         Employees taking prescription or non-prescription drugs that are not
          recommended to be taken whilst driving or operating equipment must
          notify the Manager.
         Breach of this company policy, standards or procedures shall be
          considered as a serious matter and shall be treated in the same way as
          any breach of Company policy.

HORSES AND ANIMAL HANDLING

The responsibilities for effective horse management lie with both the
employees and other visitors to the property. Any person on the property
should be informed of the appropriate way to approach and deal with horses
and if they are unfamiliar with this practice, then it is the responsibility of the
employee to teach them the appropriate behaviour.

The following options may be available. Management needs to be aware of
the existence of the procedure and make a judgment as to which method will
best reduce the likelihood of injury or illness.

         In general, go about your horse work QUIETLY and do not shout or act in a
          way that may stir horses up. Accidents are far less likely to happen when
          both animals and people are calm, confident and relaxed.
         Do not wrap leads around hands or neck or leave long ends dangling around
          legs or feet – both you and the horse.
         Do not put head collars and leads on the ground.
         Appropriate footwear must be worn whilst working with horses.
         Do not stand behind unlocked gates/doors where horses may run into them.
         ALWAYS open gates WITH the flow of the horses or, if this is not possible
          secure the gates back against the fence.
         Do not stand or walk in front of horses when drenching etc is in progress.
         When running in horses, make sure there are people in front and behind.
         When leading one horse off another, always keep the lead rope short enough
          to prevent you or your mount being kicked.
         Do not stand directly behind tailgates of horse floats if possible when being
          opened or closed.
         Where possible lower truck tailgates onto ramps or banks.
         Do not park too close to feed sheds, water troughs etc. in the interests of both
          people and horses’ safety and NEVER leave doors open while you are out of
          the vehicle.
         In boxes with horses, move around quietly and do not act in such a way as to
          make them feel cornered or threatened when working around them.
         Do not leave pitchforks, rakes etc leaning against walls where they may be
          knocked over or tripped over by horses or people.
         Hosing bays and yards to be kept clean.

CHILDREN ON FARMS

Children and other non-employees because of their inexperience, youth and
vulnerability are often the victims of injuries in and around workplace
environments. The policy is designed to minimise injuries to non-employees




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and children by having the appropriate policies in place and keeping strict
adherence to those policies.

The potential dangers with non-employees and children in the workplace are
infinite because of their inquisitive nature and scant regard for their safety.
Therefore, it is those older and more responsible people who bear the onus of
non-employee and child safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Each and every person on the premises has a responsibility to be vigilant and
alert to the risks associated with non-employees and children and to ensure
the policies in relation to this are followed.

If you are operating a machine or vehicle in the vicinity of a non-employee
and/or child, you are under an obligation to cease what you are doing and
remove the person into a safe environment. The safety of the non-employee
and/or child is the paramount consideration.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

Drivers Responsibility

         When driving company vehicles to adhere to the traffic requirements of
          the open road
         To drive slowly on the farm adhering to speed limits and to drive slowly
          in confined areas and around animals
         Passenger vehicles to give way to trucks and tractors with implements
          attached
         All vehicles to give way to horses
         Do not obstruct driveways or roadways
         Do not park in front of fire hoses or other fire fighting equipment
         To sit the number of persons in the cab of the said motor vehicle for
          which seat belts are provided
         If riding on trailer or tray of ute to feed out to ensure that the employee
          is seated whilst the vehicle is moving
         To ensure that vehicles are brought to a stop when leaving the farm
          space and entering a public road.
         Always reduce your speed in wet conditions.
         Drive slowly in fog or heavy rain
         It is the driver’s responsibility to check the vehicle for defects, the tread
          depth of tyres and the pressure within the tyre, which is critical to the
          handling abilities.
         Never drive with tyres that are bald or under-inflated!
         Oil and coolant should be periodically checked for levels and any leaks
          on long trips.




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ANIMAL/HUMAN COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Zoonoses are not common but are very serious. The risks are not highly
visible so people tend to be complacent as to the dangers.

Many diseases can infect both humans and animals and it can be transmitted
from animals to humans.

Diseases that can be caught from cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses are:
    Q-fever
    Leptospirosis
    Brucellosis
    Anthrax
   
Equine Diseases
    Equine Influenza
    Viral Abortion
    EIA
    Strangles

The diseases can be caught by:
    Inhalation of infection agents or spores
    Penetration through the skin via cuts, abrasions or open wounds
    Ingestion of something, or simply putting something in the mouth that is
      contaminated with the disease

Precautions that should be taken include:
    Good personal Hygiene;
    Covering cuts and scratches with waterproof patches;
    Wearing personal protection such as boots and gloves;
    Vaccinating livestock;
    Controlling rodents

Employees/visitors/contractors must obey the following requirements:
   Avoid situations where contact with animal urine might occur;
   Wear boots when handling stock;
   Use rubber or plastic gloves;
   Treat wounds quickly and use waterproof dressings;
   Try to avoid breathing in contaminated dust;
   Any infected material should be disinfected immediately or disposed of
     appropriately
   Do not bring onto the property any infected or suspected infected
     animal.
   Gloves must be used when handling animal waste or dead animals;
   Facemasks must be used when there is a risk that urine or infected
     dust particles could be inhaled;
   Eyes should be washed out if they get splashed with animal waste or
     eye protection should be worn where splashes into the eye are likely.



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                                      OHS Induction Checklist
                                            Form 003.2
NAME
PROPERTY NAME:
POSITION:
DATE OF INDUCTION:
CONDUCTED BY:

                                                      Inductor         Inductee
                                                      (INITIAL EACH)   (INITIAL EACH)
Rules and Regulations
Induction Information for Workers
 Consultation
 Equal Opportunity Policy
 Grievance Procedure
 Harassment Policy
 Hazard and Risk Assessment
 Injury Prevention and Procedure
 Disciplinary Procedures
OHS Policies
 Risk Management
 First Aid
 Accident / Incident Reporting
 Emergency Procedures
 Manual Handling
 Drugs and Alcohol
 Horses and Animal Handling
 Children on Farms
 Motor Vehicle Safety
 Animal Human Communicable Diseases


       I have provided the employee/visitor/contractor with information on all the
       issues contained in the Safety Induction Checklist.

       INDUCTOR’S SIGNATURE……………………………………..

       DATE……………………………………………………………….

       I have received and understood all the information contained in the Safety
       Induction Checklist.

       EMPLOYEE/VISITOR/CONTRACTOR SIGNATURE

       …………………………………………………………………….

       DATE……………………………………………………………….



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