Take A Second Newsletter

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).
Hazardous Chemical Storage
A range of hazardous chemicals are used on NSW farms. These chemicals present significant risks if they are not used, stored, transported, or disposed of correctly. In this article we outline the key considerations for the safe storage of chemicals on farms. [Read]
Labour Hire Workers
Despite labour hire workers being the direct employees of the labour hire agency, the host business also shares the responsibility for making sure a specific risk assessment of potential hazards is undertaken and appropriate safety measures are put into place. [Read]
Load Restraint for Heavy and Light Vehicles
In this article we discuss the loading and restraining of items and materials onto vehicles or trailers for transportation within a farm or to external locations. It involves safely and efficiently loading goods, equipment, livestock, or crops onto vehicles while ensuring their proper securement to prevent damage or accidents during transit. [Read]
Remote or Isolated Workers
Working alone or working in a remote location increase safety risks in any job, including farming. The potential risk of any serious injury from existing hazard is increased when a worker works alone or works in remote locations. In this article we discuss the additional precautions that are required to mitigate these risks to remote or isolated workers. [Read]

Free and easy WHS support makes for improved farm safety at Gulargambone
Sara, a participant of a general on-farm safety online webinar in 2022, shares the benefits of accessing the support available through the NSW Farm Safety Advisory Program and encourages other farmers to get involved. She says the program has increased her confidence to manage on-farm WHS issues. “The advisors were very clear – they didn’t make you feel like you were stupid, they just explained everything very well and made things very straightforward. “Sometimes you think something is common sense, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about that common sense. “It’s free and it’s easy to access so there are definitely some big incentives there.” [Read]

Upcoming Events - Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers)
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, 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 Online Via Zoom. [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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