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.
Formalising health and safety processes at Eilean Donan
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. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing profiles and short videos about the finalists and how they incorporate health and safety into their work.
Farmers catching waves in Gisborne
A Netflix documentary about the healing powers of salt water was the catalyst for a hugely successful programme to get Gisborne farmers off the farm and onto surfboards.
Health and safety heads-up
On average, 17 people die in farm workplace accidents every year. In addition to deaths, there are thousands of injuries that lead to a loss of productivity and income for farmers.
Farm health and safety systems identify risks and hazards
A recent court ruling has highlighted the need for farmers to identify and manage the risks on their properties and have a health and safety system in place.
Recent on farm tragedies
There have been several farm accidents recently and our thoughts are with all those involved.
Farmers at risk of life-changing diseases
This is part-one of a two-part series looking at the diseases people can contract from animals. Leptospirosis comes under the spotlight and we look at how farmers can protect themselves, their staff and families from these debilitating diseases.
Share farm safety examples and be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe
A rugby club or team will get the chance to learn skills from rugby legend Richard Loe as part of a programme to improve health and safety on the farm.