WorkCover NSW will be at the Nyngan Ag Expo on Saturday 1 August to promote greater awareness about the importance of farm safety.

"The NSW agricultural industry one of the state’s highest risk industries, so it is important to provide skills and information on the risks and safety issues associated with working on farms," WorkCover's Dubbo District Coordinator, Mark Smith said.

"Farm safety is a priority as many farm roles involve working in remote or isolated areas away from emergency assistance and first aid. Events like the Nyngan Ag Expo are a chance for farmers, farm families and farm workers to get practicable advice and information on current safety practices.

"Workcover is working with farmers across the state to improve the health and safety on farms right now and for the next generation of farmers."

WorkCover will have a team of experts at the Nyngan Ag Expo to answer questions on farm safety practices and offer practical safety solutions to reduce the risk of injury on farms.

The day is a chance for farmers and farm workers to engage with industry experts on general farm safety, use of equipment, safer livestock handling practices and quad bike safety.

Visit the WorkCover team in the Sponsors Area at:

Nyngan Ag Expo
Nyngan Showgrounds, Hoskins St, Nyngan
Saturday 1 August, from 9am

Support to farmers is also being provided through the successful Alive and Well campaign website – featuring real farmers conveying safety messages based on personal experiences to the wider agricultural community.

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

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