Safe Farms WA (formerly known as the Farmsafe WA Alliance) received $20,000 from the CBH Group to develop the website, www.safefarms.net.au , which was showcased today at the Newdegate Field Day, and provides growers with materials relevant to their farming business.
CBH’s sponsorship directly supports grain growers and industry members by providing a new trustworthy place to access up to date and important information, such as legislative requirements as well as a practical and comprehensive customised manual, to help growers build a culture of safety, health and wellbeing.
Safety Champion and Chair of Safe Farms WA Mike Norton said the new website would be the first of a suite of offerings currently being developed by Farmsafe WA.
“Western Australian farmers are global leaders in innovation and production – we can also be leaders in on farm safety,” Mr Norton said.
“Our partnership with CBH is a perfect example of having industry on board supporting us so that we can provide the solutions farmers need.
“We’re pleased that there is recognition for the importance of safety on farms, and we will continue to work hard and build strategic alliances with industry.”
CBH Group Chairman Wally Newman said he was positive about the co-operative’s support for the new website.
“CBH’s sponsorship ensures that Safe Farms WA can continue to provide important information and safety tools for the farming industry,” Mr Newman said.
“At CBH, our vision is for everyone to return home safely at the end of each working day.
“No one wants anyone to be injured on farms, and we also don't want growers to incur what can be large fines or risk losing your farm because you weren’t aware of your responsibilities in regards to safety.”
SAFE FARMS WA VISION
Safe Farms WA is committed to supporting farmers in making their workplace a safe environment, through the reduction and prevention of accidents and deaths, leading to improved productivity and well-being.
Safe Farms WA: Maree Gooch, 0438 374 136
CBH Group: Todd Cardy, 0418 750 336