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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).
Farm Visitor Safety
As the festive season approaches, many farming operators will be hosting visitors including neighbours, friends and family members. It is crucial for farmers to discuss safety with visitors, setting rules and boundaries. At the same time, visitors to farms and regional properties are reminded to follow the safety rules of property owners and remember that most farms are also workplaces with potential hazards. [Read]
Post Hole Diggers
While post hole diggers are an essential tool to dig holes for various purposes such as fences, signs and tree plantings, they present serious risks to both operators and bystanders if not used properly. A post hole digger can cause amputations and death if the operator's hands or feet get caught in the auger blades or PTO driveline. In this article we provide some safety tips to keep in mind when using a farm post hole digger. [Read]
Trauma First Aid
Being able to provide appropriate first aid can be the difference between life and death in certain circumstances. It is highly advisable for farm businesses to take preparatory actions to ensure that they have emergency response plan in place that is well communicated and there are trained individual(s) on farm to render first aid should it be needed. [Read]
Aerial Agricultural Operations
Aerial agricultural operations in Australia play a crucial role in the country's agriculture sector. These operations involve the use of aircraft, often fixed-wing planes and helicopters, to perform a variety of tasks to support agricultural activities. Aerial agricultural operations are regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia to ensure safety and compliance with aviation rules. In this article we provide general safety tips for ensuring safety in aerial agricultural operation. [Read]
Bush Fire Preparation
The threat of fire is a year-round risk in Australia. However, for anyone living on or managing a farm, the prospect of a hotter than average summer and onset of a declared fire season is the time to be proactive and to prepare for bushfires. Having a fire management plan in place to protect your property, machinery, livestock and especially your loved ones is the best defence against bushfires and grassfires. [Read]

Young Workers Injured In Auger Incidents
Auger intakes and harvesting machinery are a major cause of harm and injury. There have been two recent incidents involving young workers who suffered serious injuries after becoming entangled in unguarded augers. Farmers are reminded of the safety measures required when an auger is used on farm, especially when young workers are involved. [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.
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On Farm WHS Health Checks
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers)
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, and to create a safer, healthier and more successful business whilst demonstrating to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you.
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11 December 2023 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
16 January 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
14 February 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
11 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Effective Worker Induction
We provide guidance on developing your own worker induction program including an introduction to work health and safety, roles and responsibilities, hazard and risk management, emergency procedures, safe work practices, reporting and incident management, health and wellbeing, and legal obligations.
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18 December 2023 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
22 January 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
19 February 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
13 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Emergency Planning
During this workshop we discuss what a business should have in place to reduce the impact of an emergency on our people, livestock crops and infrastructure before they happen. By the end of the workshop you will have the basis of an emergency plan for several potential events that can impact your business. 
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13 December 2023 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
18 March 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

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