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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).
First Aid
No matter what you do to avoid injuries on farm, they still happen from time to time. Therefore, it is essential to have an adequate number of trained first aider/s, an established first aid procedure, as well as adequate and accessible first aid kits. In this article we discuss the relevant considerations for assessing adequacy of first aid resources on farms. [Read]
Operating Machinery
Machinery such as tractors, harvesters, boom sprayers are invaluable to drive productivity on farms, however they come with risks. They account for a high proportion of farm injuries and fatalities, with tractors being highly represented in farm injury and fatality statistics. In this article we discuss practical tips to avoid farm machinery related incidents. [Read]
Tree Work
Every year people are seriously injured or killed while doing tree work. Most injured people had extensive experience. In this article we discuss managing hazards and risks while lopping, pruning, thinning, felling and removing of trees. It is important to manage hazards and risks involved, to mitigate against a fatal incident from occurring, especially when the work is undertaken in environmentally challenging conditions such as wet, flooded or hot conditions and / or when time is limited. [Read]
Psychosocial Hazards
When psychosocial hazards and risks on farms are not effectively managed, this may increase the risk of work-related psychological and physical injuries, incidents, and errors. The benefits of a psychologically healthy workplace include improved productivity and savings from reduced workers compensation claims, ability to attract and keep good staff, and reduced absenteeism. In this article we discuss your obligations in maintaining a psychosocially healthy farming operation. [Read]
Upcoming Events

Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers) Workshops

These workshops have been developed for primary producers in which will help you: understand your legal obligations and comply with the law, create a safer, healthier and more successful business and demonstrate to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you. Currently, there are upcoming workshops scheduled for Ballina, Goulburn, Wagga, Bathurst and Tamworth. [Read]

On Farm WHS Health Checks
This program links our Farm Safety Advisors directly with your business through one on one consultation. Our advisors work with you to analyse your existing WHS framework and provide solutions to ensure the business WHS framework is sound. [Read]

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