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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).
Plant Maintenance and Inspection
Plant is a major cause of farm-related death and injuries in the agriculture industry. Instances of inadequate inspection, subsequent lack of maintenance, or improper repairs have been identified as contributors to these incidents. In this article we discuss the legal context, and provide guidance on how to fulfil your legislative obligations in ensuring plant is safe to maintain, repair and operate. [Read]
Purchasing and Hiring Plant
Price and productivity are commonly the primary considerations when farming businesses are making purchasing and hiring decisions for farm machinery and equipment. However, farmers must weigh the economic benefits of a particular piece of plant against its safety features and overall suitability for the intended tasks. [Read]
Plant Guarding
Two recent incidents involving unguarded augers served as a salient reminder of the importance of adequate plant guarding in ensuring the safety of those working around moving plant. In this article we provide information and resources to assist you in ensuring your equipment is effectively guarded to prevent injury and / or death to yourself and workers. [Read]
Safe Plant Operation
The leading contributors to fatalities, amputations, manual handling injuries, crush injuries, burns, and fractures to the fingers, hands, and arms are inadequate maintenance, lack of training, and improper use of machinery.  In this article, we discuss the required information, training, instruction, and supervision to foster safe plant operation on farms, as well as practical safety tips for plant operators. [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. Email us to register your interest. A Farm Safety Advisor will subsequently be in touch to organise a suitable time.
Upcoming Workshops
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:
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.
Register by clicking the links:
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. 
Register by clicking the links:
18 March 2024 - 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]