WorkCover NSW, NSW Farmers Association and Western TAFE are holding a combined Farm Safety Day at Dubbo on Thursday 4 June 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 skills and information on the risks and issues associated with farm work to improve the safety of farmers and farm workers,” WorkCover’s Dubbo District Coordinator Mark Smith said.

“Many farm roles involve working in remote or isolated areas away from emergency assistance and first aid, making safety a priority for farmers. These events are a chance for farmers to receive advice, update skills and have access to current safety practices and relevant information.”

Farm Safety Day is a FREE event for farmers, farm workers, and Agricultural and Primary Industry TAFE and high school students (Years 10 – 12). The event is being supported by the Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services, Dubbo City Council and NSW Fair Trading.

The day includes talks, workshops and demonstrations, and a chance for farmers and students to engage with industry experts on general farm safety, use of equipment, safer farm handling practices, and quad bike safety demonstrations.

Orana Farm Safety Day

Western TAFE, Mitchell Highway, Dubbo

Thursday 4 June, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Register to attend online at Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/d/local/orana-farm-safety-day/

Teachers of students undertaking agricultural based studies in Years 10 to 12

Morning session: 9.30am to 11.30am.For catering purposes please register your group.

Farmers and farm workers. Afternoon session: 11.30am to 3.30pm

Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided so make sure you register to attend.  If you are not attending the lunchtime session, then just turn up on the day.

If your business employs 0-50 full time employees or equivalent, you may be eligible for the WorkCover $500 Small Business Rebate to help your business work smarter and become safer.

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