What is FarmSafe?
FarmSafe was founded as an ACC and Federated Farmers ‘industry good’ initiative, with the purpose of reducing agriculture and horticulture accidents by providing quality training, assessment and services.
FarmSafe has delivered education, training and consultancy services to New Zealand’s rural sector for over 10 years. These services are delivered via a nationwide network of regional co-ordinators and quality assured tutors. Over 2,000 sector employees a year currently access these services.
The education and training services are delivered on behalf of, and in conjunction with, selected tertiary education organisations, including Lincoln University and the Primary Industry Training Organisation. FarmSafe staff work closely with the programme delivery and academic staff of each of these tertiary education organisations to ensure that services meet the rural sector’s requirements and funding and academic regulations and standards.
FarmSafe is now owned and governed by a joint venture partnership between Lincoln University (www.lincoln.ac.nz) and the Māori Trustee, Te Tumu Paeroa (www.tetumupaeroa.co.nz). The joint venture partners have identified a strategic role for FarmSafe that assists in the achievement of their respective aspirations and goals for land based industries and land owners, employers and employees in land based industries.
This has led to a rebranding of the organisation and we are pleased to introduce Farm:Skills (www.farmskills.co.nz) as the main brand for our skills and agrichemical training. Our FarmSafe brand will continue to provide services that ensure rural people are safer in their workplaces.
269 Kawakawa Road
P.O. Box 484, Feilding 4740
Phone: 0800 545 747
Fax: 06 324 0728