Essential energy - on Farm Safety

Spark your interest in safety near electricity

Regional, rural and remote communities form the backbone of NSW’s agricultural industry and Essential Energy works closely with this sector to ensure safety is paramount across its electricity distribution network. The biggest electrical safety risk for the agribusiness sector is machinery contact with powerlines and power poles. For this reason, Essential Energy urges farmers to

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Flying Doctor issues new snakebite advice

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has issued updated advice and procedures following the publication of a new snakebite study. The Australian Snakebite Project is the most comprehensive ever carried out, involved over 1500 patients and collated snakebite data from the past 10 years (2005-15). “The publication of this study is very timely as the warm,

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Engineered Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Gates engineered hydraulic hose assemblies provide superior performance to the farming industry. Farming requires high-powered, high-pressure hydraulics with a line of engineered and matched hydraulic hose and couplings. As part of an integrated solution, there are Gates hydraulic hose and coupling products that offer peak performance and flexibility with enhanced durability. Gates Spiral-wire hoses are

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What is LPG?

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – describes flammable hydrocarbon gases including propane, butane and mixtures of these gases. LPG, liquefied through pressurisation, comes from natural gas processing and oil refining. LPG is used as heating, cooking and auto fuel. In different countries, what is supplied can be propane, butane or propane-butane blends. In 7 LPG

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Safety First when digging – Dial Before You Dig

Dial Before You Dig is a free service that puts farmers planning to dig in contact with owners of underground pipes and cables that may run through and around rural properties. It is essential to lodge an enquiry with Dial Before You Dig before any excavation work as the presence or location of underground assets

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Electrical Safety on the land

With a network that spans a diverse geographic landscape across 95 per cent of NSW, safety on the land is paramount to Essential Energy and the 1,500 rural, regional and remote communities it serves. General Manager Safety, HR and Environment, David Nardi, said public safety is a shared responsibility between Essential Energy and the agribusiness

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Venomous Snakes of Australia

Taipans Taipans are amongst the most feared and deadly snakes in the world, combining extremely potent and copious amounts of venom, long fangs and an accurate strike! There are 2 species of Taipans in Australia, the Coastal Taipan, found along the high rainfall Eastern coast and all through Cape York Peninsula; and the Inland Taipan,

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