Your Responsibility When Employing Contractors


– Contractors undertake a variety of tasks on-farm
– Farmers are responsible for managing health & safety risks
– Site-specific inductions required for all contractors

On dairy farms, contractors are often engaged to carry out tasks such as cutting and making hay, making silage, picking up calves and other livestock, building and maintenance work, veterinary work, herd testing, artificial insemination, delivering fuel grain and other feed sources, fertilising, fencing, and milk pickup.

The farmer needs to manage the risks to the health and safety of contractors as they would for any other worker.

This includes a site-specific induction for contractors before the work begins and ensuring the work is completed safely, according to agreed procedures.

Download our Contractor Checklist to fill out for all contractors on your farm and read more about
farm health and safety