Displaying items by tag: safer farms

Monday, 07 November 2016 15:52

Farmers warned not to overload quads

Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 December 2015 07:55

Busting myths about health and safety

WorkSafe has launched a myth-busting series taking aim at the top 10 tall tales doing the rounds about improving health and safety on New Zealand farms.

Published in General News
Sunday, 06 September 2015 14:31

Myth busting all part of an inspector’s job!

Nick Barclay, from WorkSafe NZ says while much media focus is on quads, they are not the only problem. 

Published in Management
Saturday, 05 September 2015 14:24

New H&S rules not so scary...

While the Health and Safety legislation debate raged in Parliament, inspectors from WorkSafe NZ were out talking to farmers. One was Rural News reporter Peter Burke who owns a small ‘life sentence’ block in Horowhenua.

Published in Management
Saturday, 09 May 2015 09:32

New season, new hope, new challenges

The southerly blast in April was a reminder to much of the country that winter is not far away.  Let’s hope we get a bit more mild autumn weather before winter kicks in.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

It’s all about safety

In April two people died on farms in ‘workplace’ deaths – one was a boy aged 14. And in Waikato in April a toddler nearly drowned in dairy farm effluent. 

Published in General News

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