The A-Z of farm safety


Tips for improving health and safety on the farm have been spelled out in a new A-Z guide Farm Safety Manual launched today in Dubbo.
 
Safework NSW teamed up with NSW Farmers to produce the manual, which features wise words of health and safety advice for farmers and farm workers.
 
NSW Farmers President James Jackson said despite the industry achieving a downward trend in the rate of serious injuries and fatalities, agriculture remains as one of the most dangerous industries to work in.
 
“We are well aware of this fact and committed to working with regulators and other stakeholders to continue promoting and encouraging safety improvements on farms,” Mr Jackson said.
 
“NSW Farmers is proud to be involved in the development of this A-Z Farm Safety Manual. It is intended to be a convenient, user friendly source of information that covers a wide range of WHS issues encountered on farms.”
 
“We hope that it can act as a resource that is frequently referred to by farmers, managers, workers and prompt constructive discussions on farm safety.”
 
Mr Jackson said the A-Z guide is not a replacement for a WHS policy on farms.
 
The A to Z Manual is a great resource to get farmers and their team members thinking about safety issues, and to reinforce the need for farm managers to consider more comprehensive information sources when developing on farm approaches to manage health and safety risks
 
The SafeWork A-Z Farm Safety Guide can be downloaded at www.safework.nsw.gov.au , or you can order a copy by calling 13 10 50.

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Media Contact:  Michael Burt  | 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au