QLD Farm Safety

Safety First when digging

Safety First when digging – Dial Before You Dig

Dial Before You Dig is a free referral service that puts farmers planning to excavate 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 is undertaken to ensure the landowner or

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Working near overhead powerlines

Between 2011 and 2016, workers on farms represented two out of five work-related electrocutions due to contact with overhead powerlines, with one of these fatalities involving crop spraying booms/pipes. Further, in 2016-17 there were at least 70 incidents where agricultural equipment including tractors, harvesters, slashers, spray rigs and irrigation equipment came into contact with overhead

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Safety on your property

If you’re a quad bike rider, make the effort to be ride ready. There have been 26 quad bike deaths in Queensland in the last five years, over three quarters of them were male and 14 per cent were under 16 years of age. Across Australia almost 8000 people were admitted to hospital after something

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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. Our South Eastern Section has updated its 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

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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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