Thursday 7th July, 2022
Farms are fantastic places to live, work and visit, but they are not without their risks. Farm safety is something everyone needs to take very seriously.
The first step to creating a strong safety culture is conducting safety inductions for every person who sets foot on a farm. A well-prepared induction should raise awareness and outline potential risks and hazards on the property and provide information on how to reduce those risks and hazards to prevent injuries or fatalities.
Here are some basic guidelines around some of the common risks and hazards present on most farms. They include helpful hints and some of the basic ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ when on the farm.
*Disclaimer: The above items are intended as a general guide only and are designed to be used to increase risk awareness and safe work practices. It is not a comprehensive list of risks and hazards on farm and it is not legal advice. These cards do not take the place of proper individualised on-farm workplace inductions, work, health and safety training, or any other tailored steps, which may be necessary to protect health and safety at specific farms or worksites.