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The Farm Safety Advisors are available to discuss issues raised in this Newsletter and other WHS issues farmers may have. Contact us at [email protected] or on 1300 794 000 (Advisor call back service).
Side-By-Side Vehicle Safety
Side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) are excellent for many on-farm activities, and are often preferred over quad bikes due to their higher towing and cargo capacity, the ability to transport passenger(s), and off-road stability. In this article we discuss side-by-side vehicle safety and offer tips to ensure operators are secure and safe. [Read]
Safe Working Environments
Farm work inherently involves outdoor and remote or isolated working environments, and workers therefore face unique challenges that require special consideration. The Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation requires Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU’s), to ensure the safety of workers, regardless of their work environment. [Read]
Worker Consultation
Farm managers are required to consult with all workers and other persons who perform tasks on farm, and who are, or are likely to be, directly impacted by health and safety issues. This encompasses all employees, contractors, volunteers, and any other individuals engaged in working on farm. In this article we provide an overview of effective worker consultation. [Read]
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can pass from animals to humans. Zoonotic diseases are caused by harmful germs like viruses, bacterial, parasites, and fungi. These germs can cause many different types of illnesses in people and animals, ranging from mild to serious illness and even death. [Read]

$1000 Small Business Rebate 
If you are a small business owner in NSW, this $1,000 rebate will help you purchase safety items to improve work health and safety for you and your workers. This program is funded and administered by SafeWork NSW. [Further Information]

On Farm WHS Health Checks
This program links our Farm Safety Advisors directly with your business through one on one consultation. Our advisors work with you to analyse your existing WHS framework and provide solutions to ensure the business WHS framework is sound. Email us to register your interest. A Farm Safety Advisor will subsequently be in touch to organise a suitable time.
Upcoming Workshops
Easy To Do WHS (For Farmers)
These workshops have been developed for primary producers to support you in understanding your legal obligations, and to create a safer, healthier and more successful business whilst demonstrating to your employees, contractors, visitors and family that their health and safety is important to you.
Register by clicking the links:
17 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Effective Worker Induction
We provide guidance on developing your own worker induction program including an introduction to work health and safety, roles and responsibilities, hazard and risk management, emergency procedures, safe work practices, reporting and incident management, health and wellbeing, and legal obligations.
Register by clicking the links:
7 May 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
20 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Emergency Planning
During this workshop we discuss what a business should have in place to reduce the impact of an emergency on our people, livestock crops and infrastructure before they happen. By the end of the workshop you will have the basis of an emergency plan for several potential events that can impact your business. 
Register by clicking the links:
24 June 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

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Our mailing address is:
NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 | [email protected]