Take A Second Newsletter

The Farm Safety Advisors are available to discuss issues raised in this Newsletter and other WHS issues farmers may have. Contact us at [email protected] or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).

Mental Health First Aid - Seeking Expressions Of Interest About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community. We are seeking Expressions Of Interest from those who would like to participate in this program. [Read]

Tyres, Compressed Air and Split Rims
Tyres, compressed air and split rims are a significant hazard found on Australian farms. In this article we provide an overview of safety, and additional information to assist you in identifying the various hazards, risks and control techniques when handling tyres, compressed air and split rims. [Read]

Farm Safety Self Assessment
You know that looking after yourself, your family, workers and visitors to your farm is the right thing to do. It’s also essential for keeping your farm running. Some of the highest risks on the farm are around: quad bikes, tractors, and related implements and attachments, occupational disease, return to work and injury management, child safety, working with sheep and beef cattle.This tool will help you identify where you’re doing well and where you need to improve. [Read]

Silo Safety
Working with silos can be dangerous and even the most experienced farmers can be injured. The right approach can help you and your farm workers keep safe. In this article we provide information and tips to working safely with silos. [Read]

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Drugs, alcohol and other substance abuse in the workplace is, as with any health and safety risk, everyone's responsibility. Employees unfit for work due to alcohol or other drug use put themselves and other people in the workplace at risk of harm. This is the case whether the drugs were taken outside of work or in the workplace. In some jobs including road and rail transport, maritime, aviation and mining occupations, the law sets down a legal blood alcohol level and demands testing of workers. Some industries prohibit workers from using any drugs, legal or illegal. In this article we discuss alcohol and other drugs and provide information to help you keep your farms both safe and compliant. [Read]

Upcoming Events
Here is a list of the upcoming Farm Safety Advisory Program Events in which we look forward to meeting you. If you would like to meet with us on-farm please contact us to make a booking. [Read]

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