Created by farmers, for farmers, this handbook is one-of-a-kind support for Victorian farmers who are aged 60+ and their families.
Our hope is that it will start the conversations that need to happen around ageing safely on farm, and succession planning.
Farm Safety Series
Join John Darcy, former Farm Safety Advisor, as he discussed the essential topics delivered during a Farm Safety Visit.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to catch the episodes as they are released. The resources can be found here
If you'd like to improve your farm safety knowledge and practices with support from our dedicated Farm Safety Advisors, submit your Expression of Interest via the Get in Touch button below
From working with Livestock in yards to loading a feed mixer wagon, the videos are designed to correctly display procedures and technologies available to help safeguard everyone on the farm.
You can view the videos series on the VFF Making Our Farms Safer YouTube channel.
Mr Bowers says the invaluable information he received from Making Our Farms Safer Senior Farm Safety Advisor, John Darcy, has been incorporated to help improve the safety of those on the farm, which also did not come at a large time of financial expense to integrate.
When we meet with farmers we provide them with a large variety of resources including templates and a detailed housekeeping inspection checklist.
Find out more by watching the video.
Making Our Farm Families Safer Campaign
Join us on our mission to support Australian Farming parents, grandparents and caregivers making farms safer for children performing work related tasks.
Archies Creek farmer Ric Oldham says there is absolutely no way he would let his grandchildren do some of the things he used to do when he was a kid growing up on a farm.
Marie Trigg isn’t the sort of person to think ‘that won’t happen to me’, so she goes above and beyond to make sure her family and others visiting her farm are safe at all times.
Lee-Ann Thompson admits she often sounds like a “broken record” when it comes to her kids’ safety on their Manangatang farm, but it’s something she says she’s not willing to be complacent about.
When Thomas Billing was a baby, his dairy farmer parents Mark and Sam set up a playpen in the calf shed so they could work while their baby was nearby but safely out the way.
Case Studies and Testimonials
It is important to share with you stories of farmers and farming businesses that we have assisted since the Making Our Farms Safer project launched in 2020.
Click on the images below to read case studies on how our project has supported farmers managing safety on their farms.
Book your Farm Safety Visit,
Presentation or OH&S Review here
FREE to all Victorian farmers, the Making Our Farms Safer team can help you to understand your responsibilities, and support you to make your farm safer for everyone who lives and works on it.
Farm Safety Tools
We’ve pulled together a collection of useful guides on how best to stay safe on the farm while getting the job done. Take five to check them out.