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Children and young people

Farms are environments where families work, live and play.

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Contractors on farms

This fact sheet provides advice and examples of how farmers and contractors can work together to keep everyone on farm...

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Safe use of quad bikes

On average, five people are killed on New Zealand farms each year in work-related quad bike incidents.

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Working near overhead electric power lines

Workers who operate horticultural mobile elevating work platforms (H/MEWPs) in orchards, or other horticulture workplaces, are at significant risk of...

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Wire Strike

If you have a health and safety plan for your farm that identifies, manages and communicates risks like wire strike, then...

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Visitors and events on farms

This fact sheet provides examples of the duties that farmers, who are ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBUs), have...

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Safe sheep shearing

Back injuries, sprains, strains and hand wounds are the leading injuries associated with shearing sheep1.

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Using a quad bike to tow

WorkSafe New Zealand is committed to helping reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities resulting from quad bike hazards.

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Safe cattle handling

Every year, many people are hurt by cattle, mostly when cattle kick or crush them.

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