Mind the GAP – Focused Approach Right Method


 FARM – Fatigue at Risk ManagementFARM – Focused Approach; Right MethodFARM – First Always Right-Minded.

The foundation for Mind the G.A.P. FARM – FARM – FARM! is to build a Farm Safety Plan.  G.A.P is an acronym for Good Analytical Practice.  To create a foundation to Mind the G.A.P. is to create a process for safety.  When processes are in place and used consistently this will help engage the slow part of our brain which will in turn reduce incident and injuries on the farm.


  1. One method of Mind the G.A.P. FARM – FARM – FARM is Focused Approach; Right Method. Develop clear and concise safe job procedures for hazardous tasks and ensure workers use them every time they perform the task.  Safe Job Procedures are step by step instructions for performing tasks.   Safe job procedures are designed to reduce the risk by minimizing potential exposure.  Safe Job procedures are the foundation of a Farm Safety Plan.
  2. A Company Health and Safety Policy creates another Focused Approach; Right Method by outlining the farms commitment to health and safety and the expectations for creating safe processes on the farm.
  3. Other components of a Farm Safety Plan that generate a Focused Approach; Right Method are safe work practices, inspections, communication, orientation checklists, safety policies, forms for incident investigation, and hazard identification.

Farm Safety Nova Scotia can provide helpful resources to FARM FARM FARM your way to Mind the G.A.P.  

Visit https://farmsafetyns.ca/farm-safety-plan/guide-to-farm-safety-plan/ to download your copy of the Farm Safety Plan Guide and Workbook resources to start building your safety program today.

Want help?  Contact the Farm Safety Advisor at 902-893-2293 or lbrookhouse@nsfa-fane.ca to set up a workshop or take advantage of our advisory services for the low rate of $75/hour plus expenses.




  • Pre-conscious
  • Automatic
  • Reactive
  • Habitual

  • Conscious
  • Analytical
  • Reasoned
  • Reflective
  • Thoughtful
Activation Time:

4/10 of a second

Activation Time:

  • At least 1 second
  • Fatigue creates a slower activation time

Process visual information & give feedback quickly & you may miss important changes


  • Consciously goes through steps of a task.
  • Evaluates all angles

  • None, on autopilot
  • Frequent Errors