Category: Farm Safety


New tool for farm safety around powerlines

Powerlines are a significant potential hazard on rural properties. To assist farmers and other farm workers in safely planning their work, mapping of South Australia’s electricity distribution network is now available online. The digital mapping website …

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Change to the rules governing supply of quad bikes

The product safety standards that apply to the sale of new quad bikes have recently changed, and a couple of new requirements are now in operation. Businesses that supply new quad bikes or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) …

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No two quad bike rides are the same

David Elder is like any other experienced farmer; hard working, resilient, sincere and had a bulletproof mentality. After growing up on a farm in Benalla, working as a jackaroo in Western Australia and establishing a steel …

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On property

Safety in the agricultural industry

While only three per cent of Queenslanders work on farms, more than 30 per cent of workplace deaths happen on them. Even more tragically, most are preventable, so we simply must ensure there are better …

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Electrical safety on the farm

You should never take electrical safety for granted. The most common electrical safety risks on Queensland farms are not having safety switches installed, making contact with overhead powerlines and the use of unsafe electrical equipment. Safety …

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