Hi Nadine and all,
I'm working on developing some WH&S training products especially for sml - med agri businesses. We've just secured (a very small!) grant from the Victorian Govt to look at using emerging technology to provide better H&S training for agricultural businesses so was interested in your question and in thoughts from others around WH&S apps available to them.
Agriculture has a disproportionate number of major injuries and fatalities in the workplace and yet there doesn't seem to be anything much available for Australian farming industry to support them with H&S inductions for the long term and seasonal workforce. Having grown up on a small farm and experienced from a young age some awful accidents, I'm pretty passionate about this side of farming.
Would love thoughts from you all on whether you think the community you live in might be open or otherwise to new technlogies for H&S training:
- What would be useful for you?
-Is there anyone out there who has found some useful tools for WH&S specific to their farming work?
- What would be some of the difficulties you can see in accessing apps and new technology? (maybe you think it'd be too high tech for you, take up too much time, or be hard to access in your remote location, anything else which would put you off using technology to help with H&S training in your business?)
-Anything you think I'd have to overcome to get better H&S training products out to your community specifically?
Thanks Nadine, Carly and everyone else for your thoughts.