CBH safety rules
We believe all injuries are preventable and ask for your co-operation and support of our safety standards. When on site, protect yourself and those around you by following the safety requirements below.
If you breach the site safety rules, time penalties may be applied that will prohibit you or your vehicle from entering a CBH site for a specified period based on the severity and regularity of the breach.
Personal Protective Equipment
Every person entering a CBH site must be wearing sturdy, enclosed boots and a fluorescent high visibility vest or shirt at all times. Employees and CBH contractors must wear hard hats wherever there is a risk of falling objects. Growers and their contractors are not required to wear a hard hat during normal harvest delivery.
A 20 km per hour vehicle speed limit applies to all sites unless otherwise sign posted. Vehicle speed needs to be dropped considerably around weighbridges, sample platforms, grid areas and other zones where there may be people or equipment in the proximity.
All road rules are to be complied with while on CBH sites, including those relating to mobile phones, safe operating and braking of vehicles, and correct licensing and permitting of drivers and vehicles. When using the CDF app on site, ensure your vehicle is stationary with the park brake applied.
When tipping, we ask that you follow the CBH rules outlined in the harvest handbook covering grid operations. Specifically, we request that you ensure you can see any staff controlling grid operations before commencing tipping or moving your truck.
Hand-held operation of mobile phones is not permitted when driving a vehicle. When using CBH-approved applications on electronic devices while in a vehicle at a CBH site, the vehicle/equipment must be stationary (all wheels are stationary and park brake is applied).
Alcohol and drugs
As part of a safe working environment, you must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on a CBH site.
Please watch out for pedestrians while driving through a site, especially before moving your vehicle and driving around buildings and storages.
Grain dust is explosive and smoking near grain storages is extremely hazardous and prohibited. If you must smoke, please ask the Site Manager for the location of a designated smoking area and adhere to their instructions.
CBH is committed to preventing hazardous situations and encourages everyone to be responsible for safety. All hazards and incidents should be promptly reported to the Site Manager.
All passengers, particularly children and animals, are required to remain in the vehicle while at receival sites unless instructed by CBH personnel.
When delivering at night, please watch out for people hidden in shadows and low-light areas while driving. Always remain close to your vehicle when not operating.
Please follow all instructions from CBH personnel in relation to rail wagon movements. Look out for rail traffic and abide by warning and directive signs. Care must be taken when crossing rail lines within receival sites or depots.
CBH personnel will not sample trucks that pose a risk to their health or safety.
Please follow instructions from fumigators and observe all fumigation signage at site. At no time can you enter a storage under fumigation or an exclusion zone that is in place (marked as a high-risk area cordoned off with cones, signs or tape for fumigation activities).