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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
or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).
People who live or work around livestock or wildlife are at greater risk of contracting a zoonotic disease, it is therefore important for farm workers, contractors and visitors, to be aware of the risk of zoonotic diseases. In this article we discuss common zoonotic diseases and provide information on how to protect yourself and others from infection.
Plant, Machinery and Equipment
Unfortunately, there has been a number of recent significant injuries and fatalities involving plant, machinery and equipment on NSW farms. This article provides a timely reminder of the farm businesses' obligation to mitigate both hazards and risks to owner operators, workers and visitors.
While quad bikes are great farming vehicles, farm owners and operators must be aware that quad bikes are high risk vehicles and are not safe for use in all terrains or for all tasks. In this article we discuss quad bike safety and offer tips to keep yourself, workers and visitors safe.
Sheds Mean Happier Shearers for Bookham Farmer
David Young, a farmer from the Southern Tablelands, hosted the Bookham Safer Shearing Sheds workshop. David found that the workshop delivered value for all participants from those who were just starting out on shed safety to those who were already ticking most of the boxes. The information was coming from a base of real knowledge, from people who understand the reality of running a farming operation. He personally took away from the session some quick actional ideas on his shed. Read his full accounts.
The Farm Safety Advisory Program has delivered 10 Safer Shearing Sheds workshops, with more workshops in development. Further details will be released once they are finalised.
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers) Workshops
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 for Online (via Zoom) and Tamworth.
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.
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