At minimum, your Onboarding Checklist and Plan should include:

  • A tour of the property using a detailed map with all important details such as location of phones, first aid kits, washrooms and sanitation, where there is/isn’t cell phone reception on the farm, gas/water or other shut off points etc.
  • An introduction to the safety policies and procedures including the individual plans outlined in the completed Emergency Binder, use of safety equipment for things such as safe chemical handling, safe operation of equipment and more.
  • A review of any machinery, equipment or vehicles that will be used while they are working on the farm. Make this as specific to your operation as possible by adding in more items to review where needed.
  • The opportunity to ask questions, clarify any issues, or practise using the equipment while being monitored.