The TurfPlus compliance program provides the highest level of assurity to turf growers, customers and end-users that the supplied turf is of the highest quality and certified true-to-type.
TurfPlus is an industry-acknowledged modular accreditation program servicing the turf production industry of Australia. It covers five crucial aspects of production and operations, aligning these with best-practice-standards in Quality; Environmental; Logistics Management; Work Health & Safety (WHS) and Industrial Relations / Human Resources Management (IR/HR).
Quality Turfgrass – audited to TurfCert® Specifications
Today’s turf growers are often involved in specific true-to-type, contaminant-free turfgrass production of Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and other licensed grasses – much under strict propagation and growing-conditions like TurfCert.
Environmental controls – audited to GlobalGAP® Specifications
Aspects of turf growing can involve intensive farming operations and appropriate Environmental Management processes are employed to maintain appropriate standards of stewardship.
Logistics / Transport – audited to CoR Master Code standards
New laws around Chain of Responsibility (CoR) in transport are an important of turf delivery to site. Being a perishable product, the process needs to take place efficiently, safely and within critical timelines. An efficient transport management system allows for such activities to be carried-out safely whilst delivering the turf to the customer in peak condition.
Work, Health & Safety – Audited to AS 4801/ ISO45001
WH&S Management is critical in on-farm and on-site operations. Many growers are involved right along the whole chain of turf installation; from design and construction, through to delivery and installation and even post-installation and ongoing maintenance work.
Industrial Relations & Human Resources – Best Practice
The IR / HR module to this program covers several aspects that overlap and provides turf growers and employers the tools to enable the complete employment cycle and policies from hiring through to termination. It provides a wealth of material to assist in everyday operations through to one-off scenarios and keeping abreast of current State and Federal Employment Legislation.
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