WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:55

The Loe-down on farm safety

Farmers who resent the attention of WorkSafe inspectors in their workplaces should remember that more people still die on NZ farms each year than are prosecuted for safety breaches.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 14 April 2017 13:55

Oz quad safety stoush in court

The war of words over quad bike safety in Australia has recently been elevated.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:32

Muir advises: WorkSafe are getting tough

The time is up for famers to become health and safety compliant.

Published in General News

WorkSafe’s data from 2015 shows that experienced farmers carrying out routine jobs with vehicles are getting caught out.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 October 2016 09:55

Time to wake up and get safe!

While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:37

Stay safe from wire strike

At this time of year, low-level spraying is a frequent occurrence and farmers and agricultural pilots need to work together to stay safe around wires.

Published in General News
Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:26

Reducing harm plan launched

ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand have launched the inaugural 'Reducing Harm in New Zealand Workplaces Action Plan'.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 July 2016 13:55

Spike in leptospirosis in Northland

After a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland, farmers are being urged to take care around animals and to vaccinate their livestock.

Published in General News
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:25

Plan properly before farm burn-offs

Farmers are being urged to thoroughly manage risks during burn-offs.

Published in General News
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