The primary objective of the research was to obtain baseline data in the sheep and beef cattle industry on the knowledge of persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs’) obligations in regards to work health & safety (WHS), workers compensation (W/Comp) and injury management (IM).
Research was conducted using a web survey and it gathered feedback on PCBUs’ awareness of their obligations, what actions they take to meet these obligations and systems they had in place to ensure worker safety within their workplace and other worksites.
The study was a part of a broader program to understand the awareness and changes to workplace safety consultation that resulted from the introduction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.
6,571 insurance policy holders in the sheep and beef cattle industry were sent letter invitations containing a generic web link to an online survey. WorkCover arranged the letter and the sample. The survey was conducted online during April and May 2013 and 590 responses were obtained, making a response rate of 9%.
ASR conducted full analysis and provided a written report.