Last year we applied for the Small Business Rebate for our alpaca farm. It helped us set up some safety guide lines and have on-stock some PPE (Protective personal equipment), which we should have had from day one.
Anyways, the rebate had us thinking about the alpaca pens set-up especially at shearing time when there are over 20+ alpacas lined up to be sheared, can be slightly chaotic especially for the couple of alpacas that are slightly nervous and flighty and the 5-6 people that are on-deck helping us out.
We created five pens to sort and shuffle the alpacas in and out of the shearing bay. The rebate, had us thinking about the safety elements including gates and pens.
I know its only a $500 rebate but it certainly helped out in the cost of the pens and gates.
If you have an ABN you can apply for the $500 rebate back to small business owners who buy and install eligible safety items to address a safety problem in their workplace.
You can find out more on how to what to do to apply for Safe work NSW. Click here.