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 safety systems on farms. Before you or your workers start a task, stop and consider if there is a safer

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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 switches Safety switches protect you, your family and anyone visiting your home or property from electric shock. Get them

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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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DRSABCD Action Plan

© St John Ambulance Australia – St John first aid protocols are for the Australian market only. All care has been taken in preparing the information but St John takes no responsibility for its use by other parties or individuals. St John encourages first aid training as this information is not a substitute for first

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Electrical Safety on Queensland Farms

From 2016 to 2019, five people have lost their lives in electrical incidents on Queensland farms. Research also shows that nearly 50 per cent of Queensland hospital admissions for electrical related injuries come from outer regional or remote locations. The top three electrical safety risks on farms are overhead powerlines, unsafe electrical equipment and a

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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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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, QLD

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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