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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 a useful and valuable farm machine—not a play thing. They were neither built nor intended for joy riding. Tractors have been designed and built with your safety in…
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

Farming is a very physical occupation and workers can injure themselves by lifting heavy loads such as chemicals, fertiliser, hay bales, calves, buckets, equipment, and also while handling animals. Most…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, machinery

Machinery

Farmers and agricultural workers are at risk of fatal or serious injury while operating or working with tractors, harvesters, sprayers, trucks, 2-wheel and 4-wheel motorbikes, farm implements and attachments. Ensure…
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 and suicide. Some of the challenges for farm…
confined spaces

Confined spaces

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