Safety centre

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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
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
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
Chemicals – spray drift
Sprayed chemicals can drift over neighbouring properties, waterways and water tanks, this is referred to as spray drift.  Spray drift can affect human, animal...
March 21, 2014
Bushfires and water tanks
Water tanks are common on farms; however take care before drinking water from your tank if there have been a bushfires in your area, or if your property was...
March 21, 2014
Bushfire safety
If there is risk of a bushfire in your area, be fire ready and carry out your planned and practiced bushfire survival plan. If you live in a bushfire area,...
March 21, 2014
Scabby mouth (Orf)
Farmers and farm workers can catch scabby mouth when they have an abrasion that comes into contact with infected animals. They can also be infected...
March 21, 2014
Q fever
Q fever is an infection that produces flu-like symptoms in humans but shows little or no symptoms in animals. Read more...
March 21, 2014