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Is your farm bushfire ready?

Bushfires and grass fires are a serious threat to farmers. A fire can wipe out years of hard work in a moment. While it is impossible to eliminate the risk of fire, farmers can introduce measures to reduce the threat. A Bushfire Survival Plan should be an integral part of an overall business management plan,

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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 how often we respond to electricity outages that occur during seeding activity on farms,” said Paul Roberts, Corporate Affairs

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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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Safety First when digging – Dial Before You Dig, SA

The Dial Before You Dig service plays a very important part in farm safety. Dial Before You Dig is the free national service designed to prevent damage and disruption to underground pipe and cable networks around Australia. Being a farmer, you may know that enquiries are easy to lodge online at www.1100.com.au (mobile device compatible)

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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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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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Are you prepared for the worst?

Power lines are vital for supporting our modern life. But they also are one of the most hazardous things on rural properties – just one moment of carelessness around them could have tragic consequences for you, workers on your property or even your family. A range of power lines cross South Australian farms and all

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