SAFETY FIRST WITH BIG GRAINS HARVEST UNDERWAY


With harvest underway across eastern Australia, and soon ramping-up in NSW and Victoria, Grain Producers Australia (GPA) is reminding all growers about the importance of completing the GPA Training Grain Site Delivery induction course.


This online digital induction course is part of the new partnership between agribusiness GrainCorp and GPA Training, working with growers to continually lift safety standards across our industry.


The initiative provides a free digital training program that takes up to 20 minutes for growers and carriers to complete – a small time investment that will ultimately drive efficiencies with grain deliveries, while boosting safety outcomes.


GPA Southern Director, Andrew Weidemann said GPA was very pleased to be partnering with the team at GrainCorp to deliver what he believes is the industry solution for grain site inductions.


“Safety is everyone’s responsibility and it’s important everyone involved in agriculture is working together to lift the bar on safety – that’s why we’ve partnered with GrainCorp on our grain site delivery induction course,” he said.


“Our vision is to roll this out further, working with other grain bulk handlers to have one site induction course, to drive efficiencies with modern training and improve safety for everyone.


“Best of luck to everyone as we enter this year’s harvest season. We know this is going to be one of the biggest harvests on record for the Australian grains industry, let’s also make it one of the safest.”


GrainCorp Chief Operating Officer Klaus Pamminger said GrainCorp adopting the GPA Training Program ultimately ties back to the company’s goal of ‘Zero Harm – Safe for Life’.


Mr Pamminger said the training allows anyone delivering to GrainCorp this season to access multiple sites on one certification, rather than completing multiple site inductions at different locations.


Growers and carriers are being encouraged to do the training; either before delivery or with a range of support options provided at site entry, including a QR Code. Mr Pamminger added: “We hope other bulk handlers will support this initiative with GPA Training, to help drive a safety-first culture that ultimately protects the industry.”


To sign-up for the GPA Training Grain Site Delivery induction course, click here now: