1 NOVEMBER 2023: October was Safe Work Month, and the focus of several events on our properties and feedlots across Queensland and our Cannon Hill processing plant.
Three horsemanship schools were held at ACC’s southern properties, led by horsemanship expert Wayne Bean.
“We’re very proud of our strong horse culture and grab every opportunity to provide these development opportunities for our staff,” said Megan Norton, People & Culture Manager – Agribusiness.
“We know that improving skills in handling and riding horses makes our people safer on the job.”
With Cam Ward, the Safety & Compliance Manager- Agribusiness, she visited every feedlot and property over three weeks, doing training on respect@work and psychological hazards, Pictured below were the agri staff and culture/safety team at Barkly Downs station talking about positive workplace behaviour, psychosocial hazards at work and promoting mental health.
Meanwhile, at Cannon Hill staff learned the vital skills of emergency response from Lifeflight community and trauma training program manager Craig Blick and medical instructor Wendy Sullivan.
It is part of ACC’s partnership with the air rescue service saving lives across rural and regional Australia. A major donation from ACC and its owners the Lee Family secured a new helicopter base for the service at Roma in late May.