Agriculture Code of Practice

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The 2005 Act allows employers (including most farmers) with three or less employees to comply with the terms of a Code of Practice as an alternative to preparing a written Safety Statement.  The Code of Practice for Agriculture includes a Risk Assessment Document and a Safe System of Work Plan (SWWP).  

It provides practical user-friendly guidance with respect to farmers, family members, employees, service providers, advisers, trainers and persons with a role related to safety and health.  It sets out clearly the major risks in farming and provides a simple approach through the risk assessment document to managing safety at farm level.