Category: Machinery & equipment

workshop safety

Workshop safety

Workshops are essential on a farm but they need to be safe places to work. Around 15.1% of agricultural fatalities involved powered tools, equipment and appliances in 2010 to 2014 combined.…
tractor safety

Tractor safety

Tractors are generally quite safe to use if operated correctly and fitted with roll over protection structures (ROPS). However tractors remain the most common cause of death and serious injury…
quad bikes

Quad bikes

Quad bikes, sometimes called four wheeler bikes are not safe for use in all terrains. These vehicles are not stable and have been involved in many injuries and deaths mostly…
noise prevention

Noise prevention

The continual use of loud machinery and equipment on farms, such as tractors, augers, firearms, chainsaws, radios and tools in the workshop increase the risk of permanent hearing loss for…
manual handling

Manual handling

Strain injuries can keep farm workers away from work for weeks at a time. They can happen so easily when you are lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, lowering, holding heavy items…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, machinery

Machinery

Farm machinery is associated with approximately 11% of traumatic deaths on farms in Australia. There are also a number of hospitalisations every year and many injuries that are not reported.…
farming can be dangerous

Farming can be dangerous

Farmers have a higher risk of experiencing a serious or fatal workplace injury, have higher incidence of cardiovascular (heart) disease, some cancers, mental illness and suicide. Some of the challenges…
confined spaces

Confined spaces

Confined spaces like silos, tanks, pits and other enclosed structures present a hazard to farmers and children. In silos a person can be drawn under moving grain within seconds. To…