Category: Safety centre

Farm safety – harvest health

Farmers’ health, wellbeing and safety are often neglected when facing the pressures of harvest Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and illness When planning for harvest,…
skin cancer

Skin cancer – risks and early signs

Farming men and women and agricultural workers spend a lot of time working outdoors.  Without appropriate protection they can be increasing their risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer can be…

Tinea

Tinea is a highly-contagious fungal skin infection that affects the feet (athletes foot), groin (jock itch), scalp, skin underneath the breasts, fingernails and toenails. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments…
Farmers footwear, tinea

Farmers footwear

As farmers you spend a majority of your life on your feet so it’s important that we do what we can to look after them. The best way that you…

Falls prevention on farms

Falls are one of the most common causes of death and injury on farms, especially among older farmers. Falls are common from horses, motorbikes, farm machinery, steps, haystacks, trucks, ladders,…
child safety on farms

Child safety on farms

Children who live on farms are more likely to be injured or killed on the farm than their parents or other farm workers. Around 20 children under the age of…
water make it safe to drink

Water – make it safe to drink

Drinking water from rain tanks, bores and even dams is great when you know the water is safe. However, sometimes prolonged dry periods, contamination from dust, livestock, birds, algae and…
water tanks

Water tanks and dams – safety tips

Water tanks, dams and channels on farms are an essential source of water for drinking, livestock and irrigation needs. However they can pose serious risks. Children can drown in tanks and…
Greywater recycling

Greywater recycling

Greywater can be used to supplement your farm’s water supply. In the home, it can be used for laundry and toilet flushing. Outside of the home, greywater can be used…