People working in the farm workshop are exposed to risk of injury and illness associated with a range of hazards. Up to 20% of farm injuries presenting to hospital Emergency Departments are caused by farm maintenance work. More than 30% of these are eye injuries and more than 30% are hand
Hazards associated with work in the farm workshop include:
Poor workshop design and layout
Oxyacetylene welding and cutting
Using power hoists
Using power and hand tools
The types of injury range from death, serious injury requiring hospitalisation and down time, to “nuisance” injuries that stops work for a short time, or makes work slower and reduces productivity.
Download the Farm Workshop Safety Guide, which has information and practical solutions to improving farm workshop safety.