Looking for mosquitoes – not just the tigers
In the jungle, more people are killed by mosquitoes than by tigers. This is an adage that B+LNZ Director Andrew Morrison carries with him when assessing the health and safety risks on his Southland sheep and beef farming operation.
Destigmatising mental health
Last month Sandra Faulkner saw first-hand the cataclysmic effect suicide has on family, friends and the wider community when a member of her extended family took his life.
Clarification: acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes
WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ.
How safe is your farm?
This 60-second survey involves six simple questions about safety systems on your farm. If you answer “yes” to all six questions, then you are “good to go”. If you strike one or more “no” answers, keep reading.
Sorting health and safety
Who knew that health and safety could be so understandable and “doable”? That’s the resounding message from the majority of the 3000 farmers who have attended the 100-plus B+LNZ Farm Safety Management System workshops held across New Zealand since August 2015.