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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).
Silo Safety
Working with silos can be dangerous and even the most experienced farmers can be injured. Farmers are seriously injured and killed every year across Australia while working on or inside silos.The three biggest reasons are, falls from heights, being overcome by oxygen depleting fumes or dust in confined spaces, and getting dragged into augers. In this article we provide safety tips for working with grain silos. [Read]
Chainsaw Safety
Chainsaws are versatile tools commonly used on farms in Australia for various tasks related to agriculture, forestry, and property maintenance. When using chainsaws on farms, safety is paramount. Chainsaws are potentially dangerous types of plant that can cause fatal or serious injuries especially if used by untrained workers. [Read]
The National Farmer Wellbeing Report, commissioned by Norco in partnership with the National Farmers' Federation, found that nearly half of Australian farmers (45%) have felt depressed, with almost two thirds (64%) experiencing anxiety in recent years. In this article we discuss anxiety. [Read]
Emergency Plans
Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) must ensure that an emergency plan is prepared for the farm workplace, including for workers who may work at multiple farm workplaces. A farm workplace emergency plan is a comprehensive strategy developed by employers to address and mitigate various types of emergencies that may occur within a farm workplace. [Read]
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.
Register by clicking the links:
16th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
17th October @ Armidale Ex Services Club (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
17th November @ Club Mudgee (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
22nd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
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.
Register by clicking the links:
1st to 31st October - Northern Tablelands
1st to 30th November - Central Tablelands
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.
Register by clicking the links:
23rd October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
23rd November - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Harvest Ready
With harvesting commencing, this workshop will keep you up to date and prepared. With speakers from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, SafeWork NSW, and Essential Energy we will discuss how changes to regulations effect your business along with how to reduce the potential for accidents.
Register by clicking the links:
4th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
24th October @ Young Services Club (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
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.
Register by clicking the links:
18th October - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

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NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 | [email protected]