Handling Safety in the Winemaking Process

Handling Safety in the Winemaking Process

Wine Producers Guide to Safety 2017 – Released

518232930There are a number of hazards associated with the winemaking process, however measures can be taken to eliminate or reduce risks to winemakers and other workers involved in this process. Pro-Visual Publishing, in cooperation with Australian Vignerons and Wine Federation Australia, has released the latest edition of the Wine Producers Guide to Safety, which highlights some of the key safety issues facing this industry.

This year innovative Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities have been incorporated into the Guide to create a space for interaction, and a window for more information and resources relevant for the Wine Industry. The free Pro-Vis AR app will allow Wine Producers to view 3D animations and download informative PDFs, ensuring they are always equipped with up-to-date information and resources right at their fingertips.

Key areas covered in the 2016/17 edition of the Guide include:

· Machinery safety, e.g. forklift, electric and/or powered snips and pruners.

· Heat stress.

· The GHS, which will be mandatory in all states as 1 January 2017.

Along with these topics, the Guide also covers manual handling safety procedures, in particular reference to handling barrels. A high proportion of reported accidents and injuries in both the vineyard and winery are a result of manual handling tasks including moving and stacking barrels, therefore, it is an essential resource for wineries and vineyards to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in the winemaking and/or distilling process.

“I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Wine Producers Guide to Safety 2017. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”

– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource Guides. Each Guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s Guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or visit www.provisual.com.au

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au

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