Livestock are unpredictable, especially during the joining (mating) season where they can be protective of their mates and their young. Often reverting to a fight or flight response when they perceive a threat, Livestock always need to be treated with caution.
Developed by dairy farmers for dairy farmers, the Kit provides practical, easy to use resources to enable you to get your farm safety system started or improve the existing system.
WorkSafe inspectors work with employers and others in workplaces to keep Victorian workers safe. Find out what to expect during a visit.
Working with sheep in yards presents a number of hazards to farmers and farm workers.
Download a copy of our Safe Handling of Sheep in Yards factsheet.
The handling of cattle in yards and on farms presents a number of inherent risks, with the unpredictable nature of cattle being the most significant.
This publication aims to provide practical guidelines for employers and workers to improve and ensure the safety of those who work in farm workshops, and those who are in the vicinity of areas where fabrication, machinery service, maintenance and repair is undertaken.
This guide has been developed to increase your awareness of some of the less obvious risks, known as psychosocial risks, that you and your staff face daily on your farm, and what your role is in mitigating those risks.
Each year many Victorians lose their lives in agricultural workplaces. Often these deaths are associated with working alone. This guide from WorkSafe Victoria will help you manage working alone on farms.