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.
Our main priority is keeping farmers, food producers and staff healthy and safe. We're closely monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
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.
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.