Farm machinery is a leading factor in farm related incidents.
Many hazards that contribute to these incidents are manageable. Making sure that your farm machinery is safe and that your employees are properly trained to use it in a safe manner is crucial.
Victoria Police and Crime Stoppers have prepared a checklist to help primary producers assess the security of their properties.
The National Farm Injury Data Centre has found that there is, on average, 1 death and 16 workers’ compensation claims per year involving grain augers. There will be many more injuries, as most day‐to‐day work on farms is undertaken by self employed farmers and their families and injuries to these will not be included in the official workers compensation figures.