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We take injury prevention & rehabilitation seriously


  • Checks

    • Vehicle WOF's are checked 6 monthly.​

    • Building Fire Alarms are checked monthly. 

    • Building WOF checked annually. 

    • Drivers/Team Leaders/ Head Woolhandlers breath-tested daily. 

  • Training & Supervision

    • Safe use of Handpiece, Press, Hooks & Clips.​

    • Every team has someone who is First Aid certified

    • Leaners are 'Under Supervision' until skilled​​.

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  • Reporting

    • Shed Maintenance

    • Vehicle Maintenance

    • Accom Maintenance

    • Injuries

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Earplugs & Googles are supplied​.

    • Masks are supplied.

  • Sick Staff are identified​​​

    • Sick staff are encouraged to stay home or self-isolate in our self contained cabins. 


Emergency Planning

  • Emergency Response Plans

    • Every shed has an emergency Response Plan (ERP).

  • First Aid​ Training

    • We run annual courses for Basic First Aid Training. ​

    • At least one First Aid Trained person in every team. 

  • Personal Locater Beacon

    • Every team leader has a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). ​


We've partnered with the ACC Guys. Meaning our workers always have an advocate to help them through their recovery. 

  • Individual Case Management

    • ​The ACC Guys organises physio & follow-up rehabilitation for every case. 


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The NZ Shearing Association deliver a fantastic course on shearing health & safety that teaches you how to stay safe in the woolshed. It is 100% online and awards you a NZ Certificate.

Sign up using:

     1. Region     =  Whanganui - Manawatu

     2. Employer =  Ewen Mackintosh

Once you've applied:

We approve 100% of our workers applications. So sit tight, you'll receive an email soon which will give you access to all the training videos and tests.

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Whats really important? 

General H&S



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