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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).
WHS Records
Effective record-keeping practices are essential for demonstrating compliance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, managing hazards, risks and controls, and facilitating continuous improvement so as to ensure that farms are safe and healthy. In this article we provide a summary of the key records you are required to keep. [Read]
Worker Competence
It is a common misconception that the application of common sense is all that is required to avoid injury and accidents. While common sense may guide individuals in everyday decision making, it cannot serve as reliable substitute for comprehensive training, instruction, supervision, and competence assessment to ensure that workers are able to perform their assigned work safely. [Read]
Worker Rights and Obligations
It is important for farm enterprise employers as Persons Conducting a Business or Undertakings (PCBUs), to be familiar with both, the legal rights, and the legal obligations of workers as per outlined in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. In this article we provide guidance on creating work environments in which enables these rights and obligations to be exercised and fulfilled. [Read]
Quad Bike Safety
Quad bikes continue to be a leading cause of death on Australian farms. While quad bikes are a popular and useful vehicle choice for many tasks on farms, the dangers they pose can’t be denied. In this article we discuss quad bike safety, and offer tips and tools to help mange the hazards and risks when operating these vehicles. [Read]
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:
1 May 2024 - Online Via Zoom (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
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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NSW Farmers' Association
L4 154 Pacific Hwy St Leonards
1300 794 000 | [email protected]