Over the last three years RISE has been invited to collect Mangoes from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Katherine Research Station.
This year RISE Ventures along with Nyirrunggulung-RISE were invited to assist with the mango distribution around our remote communities of Beswick, Barunga, Binjari, Kalano and Katherine regions.
We were invited to pick the required mangoes, this gave our attending job seekers hands on work experience should any have an interest in the Harvest Trail season.
Tool Box Talk before the Mango picking begins – Safety first
- Mango Sap – Sap burns
- Heat – Keep hydrated
- PPE – Hats, gloves, and sunscreen
- Cleaning the mangoes – removing the sap
- Cleaning the vehicles
With the appropriate PPE on and a detailed toolbox talk and talent release forms signed for our job seekers it was out to the mango fields to pick the abundance of mangoes.
We have also been invited back to Katherine Research Station in November to pick more mangoes.