Vehicle movements, grain dust and other hazards need to be managed correctly to ensure the safety of everyone on site. Viterra’s safety rules have been designed to minimise risks and ensure all workers and visitors return home safe every day.
Viterra requires that anyone operating equipment on our sites is fit for work. This includes complying with the relevant drug and alcohol legislation.
If Viterra believes anyone on site is unfit for work, employees are authorised to take appropriate action to ensure the safety of those on site.
The same rules for using mobile phones on the road apply to Viterra sites.
Drivers are not permitted to operate their vehicle while using a hand held phone and can only use their phone via a hands free system.
If a hand held mobile needs to be used the vehicle must be stationary and parked.
We have had a number of incidents where vehicles have moved without anyone in control of that vehicle. These uncontrolled vehicle movements present a major safety risk. As vehicle operators the safety and security of your vehicle is your responsibility at all times.
After reviewing any incident of an uncontrolled vehicle movement, Viterra may take appropriate and necessary action. This may include requiring evidence of certification, roadworthiness and denying access to sites if a vehicle is deemed to be unsafe.
Growers delivering grain to a Viterra site, or carriers delivering on a grower’s behalf, are required to have a green Viterra Safety Card. Those that hold a SitePass Card for road transport do not need a Safety Card as well.
The Safety Card verifies that you are up to date with the relevant safety requirements, procedures and responsibilities relating to Viterra sites. You will receive the Safety Card once you have completed the Viterra Safety Induction for Grower Deliveries.
The safety induction has updated safety information that growers and carriers delivering to our sites should be aware of. We encourage all growers and carriers to do the Viterra Safety Induction for Grower Deliveries prior to harvest.
To ensure everyone is up to date with the latest safety information, Viterra Safety Cards need to be renewed every two years.
Visitors and passengers do not need a Safety Card. Passengers must remain in the vehicle in operational areas. Visitors being escorted on site or only entering the classification office, for example, having a sample tested, do not need a safety card. It is only required for those driving the vehicle that is delivering grain to the site.
Ensure you carry your Viterra Safety Card when visiting sites. Viterra employees can ask to see your card at any time along with photographic identification to verify it is your Safety Card. This is the only Safety Card recognised by Viterra.
If you are experiencing difficulties completing the induction, have lost your card or have a question please contact the Viterra Service Centre on
1800 018 205.
Contractors undertaking work at a Viterra site must have a valid SitePass registration. Their company and their own registration must show that all relevant information/inductions have been uploaded/completed.
Only a valid SitePass registration, for contractors undertaking work, will be accepted at Viterra sites.
SitePass is an online system that allows contractors to self-register and upload qualifications, licences and insurances, and provides online induction training relevant to the type of contractor. It also allows Viterra to provide consistent safety messaging to all contractors and ensures contractors are aware of our site operations and are therefore better equipped to conduct their work in a safe environment.
Register and complete the induction and training at the SitePass website.