Health, wellbeing & safety

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Water – make it safe to drink
Drinking water from rain tanks, bores and even dams is great when you know the water is safe. However, sometimes prolonged dry periods, contamination from...
March 21, 2014
Water tanks and dams – safety tips
Water tanks, dams and channels on farms are an essential source of water for drinking, livestock and irrigation needs. However they can pose serious risks....
March 21, 2014
Greywater recycling
Greywater can be used to supplement your farm’s water supply. In the home, it can be used for laundry and toilet flushing. Outside of the home, greywater can...
March 21, 2014
Workshop safety
Workshops are essential on a farm but they need to be safe places to work. It is essential to identify any potential hazards and remove the risk. Making the...
March 21, 2014
Tractor safety
Tractors are generally quite safe to use if operated correctly and fitted with roll over protection structures (ROPS). However tractors remain the most common...
March 21, 2014
Quad bikes
Quad bikes, sometimes called four wheeler bikes are not safe for use in all terrains. These vehicles are not stable and have been involved in many injuries and...
March 21, 2014
Noise prevention
The continual use of loud machinery and equipment on farms, such as tractors, augers, firearms, chainsaws, radios and tools in the workshop increase the risk...
March 21, 2014
Manual handling
Farming is a very physical occupation and workers can injure themselves by lifting heavy loads such as chemicals, fertiliser, hay bales, calves, buckets,...
March 21, 2014
Machinery
Farm machinery is associated with approximately 11% of traumatic deaths on farms in Australia. Many of these injuries have long term disabling effects. Read...
March 21, 2014
Farming can be dangerous
Farming can be dangerous, farmers have a higher risk of experiencing a serious or fatal workplace injury and other health conditions. Some of the challenges...
March 21, 2014
Confined spaces
Confined spaces like silos, tanks, pits and other enclosed structures present a hazard to farmers and children. It’s essential to follow proper safety...
March 21, 2014
Floods – farm preparation and clean up
Floods can be devastating for farmers. They can also present a health risk for people and animals. Here are some tips to prepare. Read more...
March 21, 2014