Producing Wine Safely Produces a Safer Workplace

Producing Wine Safely Produces a Safer Workplace

Wine Producers Guide to Safety 2015/16 – Released.

wineWine workers are exposed to risks and hazardous situations on a daily basis due to the nature of the winemaking process. Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with Wine Federation Australia and Wine Grape Growers Australia, has released the 2015/16 edition of the Wine Producers Guide to Safety which covers essential health and safety risks that may arise from work undertaken in the wine industry.

One such risk is working in confined spaces. Improper entry into a confined space can lead to near misses and fatalities. For this reason, it is important that a confined space is managed properly where hazards are identified and addressed.

Unguarded machinery is more likely to cause injuries and accidents in the workplace. As a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU), it is their duty to ensure that employees and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. Adequately guarded machinery will ensure that injuries and accidents will be minimised.

Inspections have shown that hazards, such as falls from heights, have been caused by inappropriate use of fixed and portable ladders, which is why the latest edition of the Wine Producers Guide to Safety covers the many hazards and risks associated with the use of ladders in wineries.

I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Wine Producers Industry Guide to Safety 2015/16. 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 health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email  or see

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