Machinery & equipment

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 rollover protection structures (ROPS). However, tractors remain the most common...
March 21, 2014
Quad bikes
Quad bikes can be unstable and have been involved in a number of farm injuries and deaths, mostly as a result of roll-over situations.
March 21, 2014
Noise prevention
The continual use of loud machinery and equipment on farms, such as augers, firearms, chainsaws, and tools in the workshop increases the risk of permanent...
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
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
Farms are high risk workplaces
Farms are high-risk workplaces. Farmers have a higher risk of experiencing serious or fatal workplace injuries and other health conditions. Some of the...
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
Electrocution on farms is often due to overhead power lines. You do not have to touch a power line to be electrocuted with overhead power lines as the power...
March 20, 2014