Agriculture ranks as one of Australia’s most dangerous industries. Help reduce the risk on your farm and keep people safe. Check out these important risk mitigation strategies shared by our Farm Insurance Specialist Matt Gould, as part of our #KeepingFarmersFarming series.


Video Transcript:
Farms are a great place to live and work, but they can also be dangerous.

As an owner or manager of a farm there are steps you can take to identify risks and put in place risk mitigation measures to help prevent accidents and keep people safe on thefarm.

Let’s develop a farm safety culture, including farm safety inductions and regular toolbox talks. Let’s make safety everybody’s business.

Perform preventative maintenance of machinery, equipment and infrastructure.

Sign-post speed limits on the farm.

Farms are a great place for children to grow up but we also know they are dangerous, let’s create a designated children’s play area away from identified hazards and within the supervision of an adult.

You can start by downloading a free copy of the FarmSafe risk assessment and employee induction toolkit to help you get started.

Every farm is different, and activities on-farm can change from day a to day basis. Be sure to check for hazards on a regular basis, when conditions on-farm can change significantly, especially after significant weather events.

This information is brought to you by specialist agricultural insurer Achmea Australia as part of our commitment to help keep farmers farming.



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