Video: Stephen Koch - training and induction on farm
Stephen Koch – training and induction on farm
[Soft piano music begins – scene opens to a cow eating hay in enclosure.]
[Scene moves to a close-up of beef farmer Stephen Koch.]
Text on screen: Stephen Koch – Beef farmer
Stephen Koch: I think a key thing the farming environment, especially with employees, a lot of young people become employees early in their life on farms, and I guess a lot of people – not traditionally would be the wrong word – but often safety isn't the greater focus. People don't talk necessarily about it.
[Scene moves to a cow eating hay in enclosure. Scene moves back mid-sentence to a close-up of Stephen Koch.]
Stephen Koch: I'm one of these people I guess, I have an industrial background as well, so I’m a farmer first and foremost but I’ve also worked a lot in industry.
[Music changes to an uplifting tone.]
[Scene moves to a cow eating hay in enclosure.]
Stephen Koch: If we have visitors to the farm, I’ll assess what they do or don't know of cattle.
[Scene moves to a visual of Stephen demonstrating his exhibit to Seymour Alternative Farming Expo attendees. The scene ends with a close-up of Stephen Koch.]
Stephen Koch: A lot of people say they know a lot, but soon you learn what they do or don’t know. I’ll spend my time with them to explain our operating and handling procedures, the way we operate the yards, what works with our cattle, even as simple as which way to swing the gates, because there may be a way that works better in our yard.
[Scene fades to charcoal and displays text above the Victorian Government and WorkSafe logos.]
Text on screen: To ensure your workplace is safe, employers must provide information, instruction and training. Find out more at worksafe.vic.gov.au/agriculture