Displaying items by tag: Health and Safety
WorkSafe NZ is calling on farmers and other rural businesses to treat health and safety as more than a compliance issue.
Ag-Tech Industries has added a lighter, lower-cost item to its QuadGuard range of crush protection devices.
Quad safety is back in the news in Australia, where the Government has ruled that rollover protection will be mandatory within 24 months.
Recent news that roll bars will be mandatory on quads in Australia within 24 months prompts the question: what’s going to happen in New Zealand?
A mate of the Hound’s, recently back home in Wakefield, Nelson following a month in Christchurch for medical treatment, reckons health and safety, ACC and other rules being imposed on farmers are ridiculous compared to other risky sectors.
Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.
A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.
Farmers must accept individual responsibility for the industry’s poor health and safety record, says an industry health and safety leader.