Everything you need to know about making your farm a safer place for everyone.

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Three steps to managing your farm's health and safety

There are three key steps to managing the causes of injuries and ill-health on farms:

  • Decide that everyone being healthy and safe is important.
  • Identify ways to manage risks.
  • Make health and safety an everyday activity.
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Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be hard:

  • Use the online risk register to identify and manage risks on your farm.
  • Set up an incident report to record how an incident happened and how to prevent it happening again.
  • Get an emergency plan in place so everyone knows what to do when something goes wrong.
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Why is farm safety important?

  • Farming has the highest number of accidents & deaths in NZ
  • It’s not just your safety, it’s your family, visitors & staff safety
  • Having an unsafe farm can result in prosecution and substantial fines
  • Avoid time off the farm by reducing incidents

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