Completing this induction enables only right of entry to Farra workplaces. It DOES NOT provide you with the right to operate any machinery. All visitors to the site must sign in through the kiosk located at the entrance of each workshop.

As an on-site Contractor, you will be periodically assessed on your work practices to ensure hazards are recognised and reduced as much as possible. For those Contractors who are undertaking a significant project within the Farra premises, you will need to provide a Health & Safety plan identifying any hazards likely to occur and your methodology for minimising these hazards.

Compliance Coordinators

Divisional Managers act as Compliance Coordinators and it is their role to implement the Health & Safety System, ensure actions on the Annual Plan are completed, act as Emergency Coordinator, lead the Accident Investigation team and manage Contractor Compliance

  • Farra Health and Safety Co-ordinator: Hope Swensson
  • Farra Quality and H&S Compliance Manager: Andrew Bryant
  • Heavy Engineering: Mike Ryan
    • Fabrication: Jamie Blair
    • Machining:  Adrian Slocombe
    • Production: Ben Wild
  • Design and Innovation: Thomas Schweitzer

First Aid

First aid kits are available for each workshop. All accidents are recorded into our Safety Management system - Vault.

Locations of the First Aid equipment is as below:

  • 24 Bauchop St Fabrication: currently on the table by the lunch room.
  • 43 Cresswell St Main Office: in the back room, downstairs and Stainless break room, with AED
  • 45 Cresswell Street Production: in the Stainless break room, with AED
  • 56 Cresswell Street Alstom Fabrication: on the wall to the left as you walk into the workshop and in the Stainless break room, with AED
  • 4 Willis Street Machining: in the Machining changing rooms, with AED in Willis St reception


Activate the fire alarm if an alarm isn't already ringing, Move quickly to the nearest exit, either back stairs, main door or window exit and assemble at designated meeting point:

  • Engineering Design & Head Office: Cresswell Street
  • Production: Cresswell Street
  • Alstom Fabrication: Cresswell Street
  • Fabrication: Bauchop Street
  • Machining: Willis Street

Don’t panic and Don’t go back inside until given clearance by the fire warden.


Accident/Incident Reporting

Contractors must report all accidents. Report this to the Farra Divisional Manager or Supervisor. A decision will be made as who will investigate the event - even a cut to a finger must be recorded!

Accident forms are available in the workshop. All accidents are recorded in the accident register stored inside the first aid room.

Smoke-free Workplace

  • If you are a smoker, be aware that you can’t just smoke anywhere.
  • Don’t smoke outside the designated areas, No smoking inside, Smoke only during breaks.

Machine, Forklift and Crane Operation

  • Cranes and Forklifts can only be used if you are fully trained and you have been assessed by Farra.
  • Do not operate unless authorised and assessed by Farra.
  • Do not use to elevate staff.

Working at Heights

  • If you are elevated a safety harness must be worn.

Expectations of Contractors

  • Our expectation is that all contractors staff are competent and trained to do the work safely. Anyone not fully trained must be supervised by a trained/certified member of staff.

  • All Contractors must supply their staff with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensure that safety gear is being used appropriately.

  • Ensure your work area is kept tidy, do not leave material for people to trip over and clean up spillages immediately.

  • We expect that you will advise us of your hazards! How this will be achieved will vary depending on the job. This is to be discussed with the Supervisor or Divisional Manager. We may require Task Analysis or full Site Specific Safety Plan.

Confidential Information

As a contractor on site, you may well see information and processes that are confidential to Farra, or Farra’s customers. It is important that this information is kept confidential and not discussed outside of the company and certainly not with competitors to Farra. If in doubt about what is confidential, keep things to yourself otherwise you might disclose important competitive information or Information that is exclusive to our customers exposing Farra to possible legal action.

Right of Entry Only

  • Completing this Induction enables only right of entry to Farra workplaces.
  • It DOES NOT provide you with the right to operate any machinery.

Accident, Incidents and Hazards

  • Uneven Floors and Obstacles - Please stick to designated walkways when moving through workshops. Watch your feet for trip hazards and uneven floors.
  • Weld Flash - Do not look at anyone welding and always wear safety glasses near anyone welding. Weld Flash is very painful and may cause irreversible damage.
  • Machines - Please stick to designated walkways when moving through workshops. Do not use any machines until you have been trained in their safe use, or you are under supervision. Many of our machines may start unexpectedly, watch out as machines start moving without warning.
  • The Steel - The most common accident is cuts from the edge of steel sheets. Only handle the steel with gloves on.
  • Grinding Sparks - Always wear your safety glasses around others grinding.
  • Hot Steel - Always treat steel as being hot unless proven otherwise.
  • Swarf - Always wear safety glasses around machines as metal swarf is hot, sharp and dangerous
  • Lubricant Spills - Lubricant can be slippery, don’t stand in it and let the supervisor know.
  • Crane Hook - Keep away from the travelling crane hook and what it may be carrying. The wires that power the crane are live and very dangerous – be careful carrying tall objects and working at height.
  • Dangerous Chemicals - Do not touch any chemicals unless you are trained in their handling. All Chemicals must have accompanying safety data sheet (SDS).

Complete Induction Questionnaire

All contractors and visitors who wish to go onto the workshop floor at Farra must complete the following induction questionnaire. This questionnaire is provided to the Farra Health and Safety Team for review.

 Induction Questionnaire

Our Level 2 Training is to be completed by staff when directed by their supervisors.

Level 2 Training Modules