Displaying items by tag: Health and Safety

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:01

Safety mindset must change

WorkSafe NZ is calling on farmers and other rural businesses to treat health and safety as more than a compliance issue.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 January 2020 11:21

Lighter, lower-cost safety device for quads

Ag-Tech Industries has added a lighter, lower-cost item to its QuadGuard range of crush protection devices.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:24

Heads up on a good hat

Quad safety is back in the news in Australia, where the Government has ruled that rollover protection will be mandatory within 24 months.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 25 October 2019 08:55

Shonky work scuppers safety

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?

Published in General News
Friday, 16 August 2019 11:34

Good point

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.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:25

A little planning goes a long way

Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:38

Brake failure brings big fine

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:37

Face up to the facts

Farmers must accept individual responsibility for the industry’s poor health and safety record, says an industry health and safety leader.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 February 2019 13:00

Stop that ticking time bomb!

Chemicals and fuels stored or used incorrectly onfarm can have dangerous consequences.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:57

Proper cows!

Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.

Published in Milking It
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