Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents, says WorkSafe NZ
A Wellsford farmer was fined $70,000 and ordered to pay $130,000 in reparation for the death of a worker driving a tractor.
The response to a Northland burn-off that got out of control cost $20,000 to $50,000, involving two helicopters and volunteers from four local areas.
Federated Farmers is extending its “deepest sympathy” to the family of a four-year-old boy found dead in a farm effluent pond near Harihari in south Westland.
Carrying people to inaccessible parts of a property has always been a challenge, but it must be done safely and by the rules.
When the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) came into force two years ago there were misgivings and nervousness in the rural sector.
It was a headline that should remind all of us about the risks of asking our staff or ourselves to work very long hours.
WorkSafe is warning employers that fatigue from long hours of work must not compromise worker safety.