NSW launches farm safety guide
The NSW Government has issued a new farm safety guide.
The A-Z Farm Safety Guide is designed to help farmers improve health and safety across their operations.
Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said the publication was produced in a partnership that included SafeWork NSW, NSW Farmers and farmers themselves.
It provides advice on how people can manage heat, the use of chemicals, as well as fall prevention techniques and tips for working in confined spaces.
“Work health and safety is everyone’s business. Even if you are self-employed, you are legally responsible for the health and safety of everyone who comes onto your farm including family members, visitors and customers,” Mr Anderson said.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said it is a practical initiative to improve safety for the 81,000 workers in the state’s $12 billion farming sector.
“With all the challenges that come with working on the land, health and safety can often seem too difficult to put on the agenda, that is why we’re encouraging farmers to have a look at this simple guide to better protect them and their families.”