worksafe-header-33

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) are now required to supply them with improved markings, and must fit them with Operator Protection Devices (OPDs) at

Read More

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 to meet the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007. Keep these in mind for

Read More
gates hydraulic hoses main

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

Read More
dial before you dig -4

Dial Before You Dig

Dial Before You Dig is the national referral service for information on underground infrastructure. It puts those who intend to excavate in touch with underground asset owners who are Members of the Dial Before You Dig service. Frequently Asked Questions 1. How does the service work? Free Dial Before You Dig enquiries can be lodged

Read More
DrSABCD

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

Read More
Tractor work - 3

WorkSafe identifies most common areas of concern in agriculture

WorkSafe undertakes extensive education and enforcement activity in the agriculture industry, and has identified the five most common areas of concern in agricultural workplaces. The five hazards most common in agricultural properties visited by WorkSafe inspectors are: Unguarded machinery; Lack of residual current devices (RCDs); Insufficient information available for workplace chemicals; Insufficient training and induction

Read More
Snake-3

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,

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More