Dan’s story: the importance of quad safety
Dan Brier, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s General Manager for Farming Excellence, was saved from serious injury or possibly death by a crush protection device (CPD) on a quad bike. He is now an advocate for CPDs. B+LNZ encourages farmers to make the most of ACC’s cash-back offer on the installation of these devices on their quad bikes.
Check your COVID-19 on-farm preparedness
They say preparation is the key to success, but when it comes to COVID-19, preparation is the key to maximising your chances of staying on your farm in the event of a positive case.
The summer months see high numbers of accidents on New Zealand farms and B+LNZ is urging farmers to make health and safety a priority.
B+LNZ encourages awareness of rural mental health issues
Mental Health Awareness Week gives rural communities an opportunity to talk about an issue that is of particular concern to farmers and those living and working in the rural sector
Bouncing forward from a crisis
Well known speaker and author of ‘The Resilient Farmer’ Doug Avery shares his thoughts about building a new future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Protecting the food sector and each other
With the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolving, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is closely monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and will keep levy payers updated.
Looking after yourself on the farm: Mairi Whittle
An inspirational mentor and a tragedy have shaped Mairi Whittle’s health and safety focus on the family farm she runs on her own near Taihape.
Keeping safe on farm during summer
Summer means heavy workloads on farms, from weaning lambs and calves to hay and silage making.
Walking the talk for safe farming through spring
With spring just around the corner, farmers will be spending more time out on the farm preparing for the new season’s jobs.
Crush protection device subsidy now available
Every year, quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury on farms with many incidents associated with accidental rollovers.
When efficiency and safety go hand-in-hand
This profile is part of a seven-part series from WorkSafe sharing the health and safety approaches taken by the grand finalists of the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. During the next seven weeks we will be sharing a profile and short video about each of the finalists and how they incorporate health and safety into their work, from a dairy farm manager to a veterinarian.
B+LNZ welcomes WorkSafe recommendations on CPDs for quad bikes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes WorkSafe's recommendation of using crush protection devices (CPDs) for quad bikes. Making sure every farmer is home safely at the end of each day is a priority for the sector.