Farm safety and your safety obligations

What are my workplace health and safety obligations?

Australian agriculture has one of the highest rates of workplace accidents. Your obligation as an employer and farm manager are based on three principles:

  • a concern for people and their well-being, including yourself and your family
  • sound business management
  • compliance with current workplace health and safety legislation.

The best way to meet your obligations is to take part in the Managing Farm Safety program developed by Farmsafe Australia. This program is aimed at developing skills in risk management of farm safety - an approach that is consistent with the way other farm business risks are managed. The training course and resource package are based on real data about the major risks on Australian farms, including specific agricultural industries, and takes into account the requirements of current occupational health and safety legislation.

For more information go to Farmsafe Australia Inc.

Last updated 17 February 2014