Many of us have had a ‘close call’ during our time at work – this is magnified when working alone, working with animals, working at heights and with machinery, which is the norm on many farms. Statistics show that more accidents occur during busy times on the farm and during school holiday periods. Farmsafe WA Alliance urges everyone to be proactive regarding farm safety.
Maree Gooch, Project Director of Farmsafe WA Alliance said “We can never underestimate the unpredictability of animals. Accidents can happen for so many different reasons. Large animals including cattle and horses magnify some of the risks of working with animals”.
Sadly these comments follow a fatality on a farm at Dalyup near Esperance this week with the tragic death of a 19 year old woman.
Providing a safe workplace is an important part of doing business on farms. Farmsafe WA Alliance is continuing to work hard to provide effective solutions regarding the implementation of farm safety systems.
The Farmsafe WA Alliance provides information for their members as part of their commitment to providing advocacy and support to the agriculture industry and continues to campaign for and on behalf of farm safety.
Maree Gooch Mob: 0438 374 136