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*Caption: Farmer Chris Groves with Farm Safety Advisor Charles Laverty. Image: Contributed

Making farms safer, one click at a time

A new ‘one-stop-shop’ website will make it easier to improve on-farm safety.NSW Farmers has partnered with SafeWork NSW on the Farm Safety Advisory Program, which aims to reduce injuries in an essential industry. NSW Farmers CEO Pete Arkle said on-farm safety was an important issue and encouraged everyone working in or around the sector to refresh their knowledge of the risks involved in agriculture.   

“Farming can be a dangerous profession with heavy machinery, remote workplaces and often poor phone and internet connectivity,” Mr Arkle said.

“NSW Farmers has a keen commitment to helping agricultural businesses improve their safety, because growing the country’s food and fibre should not come at the cost of human safety.

“This is a great new website that provides a central location for valuable resources, as well as links and updates for important events.”
With new workplace, health and safety information and resources becoming available relatively frequently, it’s important farmers stay abreast of the changes. Mr Arkle said this one-stop shop made it easier than ever to stay up-to-date on safety.

“The website provides access to dedicated farm safety advisors, a free service delivered by NSW Farmers,” Mr Arkle said.

“NSW Farmers has been able to expand its offering to farming businesses through the Farm Safety Advisory Program, made possible by funding from the NSW Government.

“The advisory program enables NSW Farmers to provide tailored advice and a centralised portal for farming businesses’ WHS needs.”

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