Case Studies
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Tas Racing - Case Study

Written by
Hamish Thomson
Published on
June 4, 2020


Tasracing provides the strategic direction and funding required to produce quality racing products that meet customer demands in a globally competitive industry. Tasracing is responsible for breeding, funding of clubs as well as providing; stakes, media rights and managing racing venues. Tasracing provides a commercially viable future for Tasmanian racing by promoting and distributing data on racing form, track conditions and, promoting premium racing events and carnivals.

“PlanSafe gave us the ability to induct all of our employees, contractors, members and visitors with the skills and knowledge to remain safe at our race courses. This would not be possible without the turnkey capabilities of this system”

Kim Elliott

Asset and Facilities Manager Tasracing

Identifying the Challenges

Tasracing upon reviewing their business situation, researched and implemented an online system to induct people, who come with different roles and responsibilities, with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure they remain safe. The induction process ensures all Work Health & Safety (WH&S) and Emergency Planning regulatory requirements are adhered to and, compliant.

Tasracing wanted to ensure they had a single system to:

  • Provide a single source of information for all types of employees, contractors, race day staff, trainers and members.
  • Meet all of the legislative and administrative requirements of Work Health and Safety.
  • Provide an easy use online system to induct people who work with animals, machinery, hazardous materials, large crowds, racing equipment etc.
  • Automate record keeping of inducted trainees who have been inducted/trained and those who need renewal.
  • Provide capability for individual training aspects based on the location.
  • Provide skills and knowledge to those with a less than optimal prerequisite understanding of technology.
  • Ensure every inductee undertakes an assessment to confirm competency.

PlanSafe Solution

Tasracing adopted PlanSafe’s online Safety Induction and Emergency Management Program to provide safety information and safety training to their employees, contractors, race day staff and visitors through a single system that enabled them to achieve 100% compliance with the current WH&S Legislation, the Building Fire Safety Regulations and Australian Standards (AS 3745-2010).


As the Racing industry has specific requirements (e.g. working with animals, operating machinery and crowd management), much configuration work had been invested to create a specific induction portal which cover the broad set of hazards that Racing must manage. Interactive floor plans were created for each site and building to provide localised information on any form of equipment. Present-day fire safety equipment training videos, a library of 70 emergency services certified videos for Employees, First Responders, Contractors and Wardens were integrated into the portal. Site specific Emergency Coordination Organisation Instruction (Safety Wardens) and videos customised to Tasracing’s requirements.

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