With upcoming New Zealand law changes, farmers are under increasing scrutiny regarding health and safety. By April 2016, all rural employers will be required to have an effective and ongoing health and safety plan in place.
OnSide is a technology based solution that makes managing health and safety on farms easy for farmers, contractors and visitors.
OnSide helps make people aware of the risks and takes care of compliance with a mobile electronic, automated, paperless system, that works on your computer and smart phone.
OnSide will reduce the time and effort required for compliance and direct the focus of farmers and visitors to what is actually important: being aware of risks and keeping people safe. It is cost effective and will save you time and money.
We have been travelling the country over the last six months listening to hundreds of people across the farming community. Here’s what you told us:
OnSide was founded by Juliet Maclean, Michael Falconer and Ryan Higgs.
Juliet is a recognised leading dairy farmer with significant governance, leadership and operational experience. She is a founding partner of Synlait, Nuffield scholar and health and safety enthusiast.
Michael has a background in investment banking and senior management across a wide range of industries including farming, forest products and technology. Health and safety has been a core aspect of Michael’s leadership roles.
Ryan is the youngest and fittest member of the team, he has a science and farming background and has held various innovation roles in the dairy sector. Ryan’s interest is in developing a practical tool that makes rural health and safety management easy.