Management of farm staff is a skilful job to ensure that they work in a safe working environment as well as contributing to the growing farming business. Having control over the workforce will make workers feel that they are in a safe environment where their contribution to the farm investment is paying off.
Do you have an induction process for new employees? Click here to see what Safe Ag Systems recommends when bringing on new farm workers.
Yellow Wellies health and safety guide for temporary workers
- The Farm Safety Foundation has created a third in their new series of Staying Safe on the Farm – A Guide for Temporary Workers.
- This simple guide highlights the key risks and dangers on farms today and outlines sensible ways to stay safe and farm safe.
- Download below:
Keeping worker and employment records up to date is so important. Safe Ag systems have listed some important records that should be kept for employees, click here. Health records should also be kept up to date, click here.
Taking care of health and safety and mental health:
Training your team for business success – AHDB
Some skills that a farm manager should possess:
- Teamwork skills
- Communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Ability to lead a group
- Ability to understand and implement employment standards of working conditions, costs etc.
- Understand the hiring process of employees
- Knowledge of production standards
- Further responsibilities and qualities of a farm manager can be found here.
Citizen’s information provides information on employment, click here.
It is important to ensure you and your employees are aware of their rights, click here to find out more.
Joint farming ventures
- Collaborative farming is where farmers join together to share their economic values, share skills and create a more social environment to work in. The video to the right explains collaborative business structures in farming.
- Information can be found on the Teagasc website: click here.