Definitions

Chain of Responsibility:  Legal requirements for heavy vehicles.


Chemcert Accreditation:  Accreditation for the purchase and use of certain chemicals.


Emergency Plans:  Maps with exit paths and other information.


Evacuation Points:  Where to go if there is an evacuation.


Fatigue Management Policy:  Policy that outlines the rules for making sure people are not too tired to work safely.


Fitness for Work programs:  Rules and systems the company has in place to ensure workers are fit for work.


Fatigue Management Policy:  Policy that outlines the rules for making sure people are not too tired to work safely.


Grassland Fire Danger Index:  The Grassland Fire Danger Index uses air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed to determine the potential for a grassland fire to spread and be controlled once started in fully cured conditions. The index is open ended. Generally a GFDI of 35 is seen as an upper limit to safely harvest broadacre crops in Australia.


PPE:  Personal Protective Equipment.


Regulator Notification:  The law requires that some incidents are reported to regulators.  Your workplace will have information about these requirements.


Relevant Authorised Person:  A person who has both the authority and knowledge to authorise activities.  This may be a farm manager; supervisor; or an employee at a site you are delivering to.


Risk assessment:  A method of identifying the risks involved in performing a task.


Trained, Authorised and Instructed:  You must not operate plant and equipment unless you are trained, authorised and instructed to do so.

  • Trained means the person has been officially taught all of the necessary skills and has all of the relevant qualifications to do the job.
  • Authorised means the person has been given official permission or approval, by an appropriate workplace employee, to do the job.
  • Instructed means the person has been given a direction or command, by an appropriate workplace employee, to do the job.

WHS:  Work Health and Safety.