Contents

Shearing Occupational Health & Safety Guides

Managing Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Law

Managing Workers Compensation, Injury Management and Rehabilitation

Workers Compensation Law

Shearing Shed

Machinery & Equipment

Sheep

Working environment

Hazardous substances and dangerous goods

Work

Health

Emergency response and first aid

Amenities, accommodation & travel

Further information

Definitions

Shearing Occupational Health & Safety Information Pack - Victoria

Online Resources
Resource Directions Description Type
What this Information Pack is About - Shearing OHS Information PackThis information pack contains information about your responsibilities in providing a safe place of work and a range of tools to help you meet those responsibilities.Link
Health & Safety Law - Shearing OHS Information PackThis section is about the safety laws in Victoria and what you have to do to meet the requirements of those laws. Part 1 deals with the laws that focus on prevention of injuries. Part 2 deals with the laws that focus on what needs to be done when injuries occur.Link
Managing Health & Safety - Shearing OHS Infornation PackThis section of the information pack explains the principles behind OHS management. It explains what hazard and risk management means and then provides guidance on how to put hazard management into practice in the wool shed.Link
Managing Hazards - Shearing OHS Information PackAn OHS management system provides a framework for managing safety. One part or element of the OHS management system deals with the management of the hazards in the shearing shed.
This section is about the identification of those hazards, assessing how important they are and deciding what to do about them.
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Putting Hazard Managment into Practice - Shearing OHS Information PackThis section is about putting hazard management in to practice.Link
Managing Shed Safety - Shearing OHS Information PackThe following chart summarises the approach you can take to managing shed safety during a contract. Tools to help you do this are in the following sections.Link
Getting the Shed Ready for Shearing Checklist - Shearing OHS Information PackYour aim is for the shearing team to always arrive at “Shearing-Ready Shed” and for shearing to run as smoothly as possible.
Send the letter and checklist in this section to work with the Woolgrower when the contract is arranged to ensure the shed is ready for shearing when the team arrives.
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Letter to the Woolgrower - Shearing OHS Information PackPDF
Day of Shearing Checklist Part A - Shearing OHS Information PackJust before shearing commences the contractor should undertake a site inspection. It would be a great help if the woolgrower could participate in this.
The woolgrower should have previously completed a Getting the Shed Ready for Shearing Checklist.
The pre-start “Day of Shearing Checklist” enables the shearing contractor to confirm the Shearing-Ready status of the shed and check OHS arrangements.
Remember to involve members of the shearing team.
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Day of Shearing Checklist - Shearing OHS Information PackLink
Start of Shed Talk Part A - Shearing OHS Information PackJust before shearing commences the shearing contractor should undertake OHS induction training for the shearing team. The checksheet helps to ensure all the important elements of the induction training are covered. Make sure you note who attended the talk.
A Getting the Shed Ready for Shearing Checklist and Day of Shearing Checklist should have been completed previously.
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Start of Shed Talk - Shearing OHS Information PackLink
Shed Cut Out Safety Review Checklist - Shearing OHS Information PackWhen shearing is finished it is worth thinking about how well everything went. In particular, it is worth thinking about how safety could be improved for the next shearing.
It would be a great help if the woolgrower, shearing contractor and a worker representative could participate in this.
Remember to involve members of the shearing team.
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Injury Register - Shearing OHS Information PackLink
WorkSafe Victoria - New rules for workers that work interstate or overseas* Click on title to left
* Select/Click on 'Forms & Publications' - situated in the top menu bar of the WorkSafe Vic homepage
* Search 'New Rules for Workers' - search bar situated in right hand column in WorkSafe Vic Forms and Publications page
* Select 'New rules for workers that work interstate or overseas'
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