An online tool, Fit4Work, has been developed by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) and Pinnacle Workplace Consultants to promote safe manual handling techniques, risk management strategies, along with general health and wellbeing information.
SAWIA will be hosting a free workshop in the Riverland to help reduce the risk of injuries to vineyard workers. Developed, with additional funding provided by Wine Grape Council SA (WGCSA) and SA Health, our Fit4Work workshops will provide practical advice on topics including: health and fitness; fatigue; musculoskeletal health; working in extreme temperatures; safe digging; and safe tractor practices.
The workshops are open to business owners, managers and staff and aim to educate vineyard workers on how to best protect themselves from injury while also helping grape-growing businesses to protect against financial risk by reducing their exposure to Return to Work premiums
Grape and wine industry workers who work in the vineyard doing digging to tractor/harvester work, and/or training or supervising vineyard workers who are performing this type of work are encouraged to find out how to effectively implement the programme to reduce injuries to vineyard workers.
A workshop will be held in the Riverland on Wednesday, June 5 at the Berri Hotel.
Learn more about Fit4Work.