The implementation of Shearsafe
has enabled shearing contractors to negotiate reduced premiums and
loadings for workers compensation premiums, and receive rebates
Injury Risk Management Program includes policies and procedures that allow
a business to demonstrate;
- Safe work practices
- Safe work places
- Staff training procedures
- Employees induction
- Injury recording policy
- Hazard reporting procedures
- Educational awareness
Shearsafe is not complicated and easy to implement into your business.
consultants come from within the shearing industry, not outside it.
They will visit you and your team, and assist everyone in understanding and
implementing the program.
compensation costs are crippling the shearing industry, and have risen to levels that are driving employers out of business
reducing workers compensation premiums by only 4% will achieve savings to
Australian wool producers and employers of over $10
million per Year
organisations have been funded for millions of dollars to research why,
and how, the injuries occur, and to find methods to reduce the injury
Yet after many years research,
and investigations, injuries and workers compensation costs have risen in
some areas, in real terms by over 100% in 5 years.
There has been a lack of
documented evidence on shearing injuries.
The seasonal and itinerant
nature of the shearing industry has made it difficult to study the
variables associated with injuries.
Some work place conditions
have not improved in 100 years.
Work output has increased,
and safety in the work place has not.
More pressure is put on staff to perform,
which at times may not be in the interest of Safety
market no longer relies on your past claims experience
underwriters are not interested in Insuring the Shearing Industry, as it is too risky in the
present state. Shearsafe have the solution