SafeWork NSW will be at the Henty Machinery Field Days, Henty from 22 - 24 September to promote greater awareness about the importance of farm safety.

“The NSW agricultural industry is one of the state’s highest risk industries, so it is important to provide practical information on the risks and safety issues associated with working on farms,” SafeWork’s South West Team Coordinator, Mark Barber said.

“Farm safety is a priority as many farm roles involve working in remote or isolated areas away from emergency assistance and first aid. Henty Machinery Fields Days is southern Australia’s biggest mixed farming event attracting more than 60,000 visitors. It’s a great opportunity for us to engage with farmers and raise awareness on farm safety.

“SafeWork NSW is working with farmers across the state to improve the health and safety on farms right now and for the next generation of farmers.”

Our team of experts’ will be on-hand to offer advice on farm safety practices and provide practical safety solutions to reduce the risk of injury on farms.

SafeWork will be at Henty to talk to farmers and farm workers on a variety of health and safety issues like; how to improve health and safety on farms, reducing risks and hazards, chemical safety, vehicle selection and quad bike safety, and livestock handling.

Visit the SafeWork team at Site 113-114 (Block D):

Henty Machinery Field Days 2015

Cookardina Road (8km east of Henty)

22 - 24 September 2015. Gates open 8am – 5pm

www.hmfd.com.au

Support for farmers is also provided through the successful Alive and Well website dedicated to farmers and their real life stories. The Alive and Well campaign conveys safety messages to the wider agricultural community from the personal experiences of farmers.

Farms and small business owners that employ up to 50 full time employees or equivalent may be eligible for the $500 Small Business Rebate to help buy and install eligible safety equipment in your workplace.

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