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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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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Seeding – a time to be aware of safety

The period of March to June is an exciting time with renewed hopes as many farmers get their crops seeded and underway. But it also is a dangerous time on the farm. “People would be surprised …

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Be aware and prepare – Dangerous goods safety on farms

Having the knowledge to properly handle the dangerous goods on your farm will help you to minimise risks or prevent incidents. The two key areas are: storage and handling; and transportation. Storage and handling Farms are required …

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