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.
Legal changes to B+LNZ’s Farm Safety Management System
Recent changes to WorkSafe regulations around hazardous substances has prompted Beef + Lamb New Zealand to amend its Farm Safety Management System to ensure it is compliant.
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.