The Biggest Risk Of All Is To Do Nothing

by Dave Collins on November 13, 2015



The Biggest Risk Of All Is To Do Nothing

Broadacre Guide to Farm Safety 2015/16 – Released

BA10-5-Chart-Image3-72dpiFrom solar radiation exposure to damaging noise levels, broadacre farms present several hazards but many injuries and accidents can be avoided by carrying out safe work practices. Safety should always be a number one priority, which is why Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with RuralSafe, the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation (NSCA) and Safe Work Australia, has released the Broadacre Guide to Farm Safety 2015/16, an essential resource that aims to educate broadacre farmers by demonstrating various ways to promote safe work practices on farms.

Employers have a legal responsibility to maintain work areas, equipment and machinery in a safe condition. By providing a safe work environment and proper training in the use of plant and equipment, employers ensure that the number of risks workers face each day are minimised or eliminated. Plant and equipment hazards can cause severe injuries but can be prevented by implementing important safety procedures. The operation of telehandlers and quad bikes also comes with its own risks but through proper training, these risks can be reduced.



Exposure to hazardous noise levels over long periods of time can lead to permanent loss of hearing. Noise can distract workers, mask audible warning alarms and make communication difficult. Farm workers are not only exposed to dangerous levels of noise, they are also at a high risk of potential health problems that arise from hours spent outdoors. Applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and performing regular skin examinations are just some of the helpful suggestions featured in the guide.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Broadacre Guide to Farm Safety 2015/16. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”

– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource Guides. Each Guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s Guides are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or visit www.provisual.com.au

For Media Enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au



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