Displaying items by tag: safety

Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 11 November 2016 06:55

Pontoon deaths show need for pond safety

Two dairy farm workers died between 2009 and 2011 while servicing pumps on pontoons floating on farm effluent ponds.

Published in Management
Monday, 07 November 2016 15:52

Farmers warned not to overload quads

Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle.

Published in General News
Friday, 14 October 2016 08:55

Fonterra receives safety awards

Fonterra’s GM transport and logistics Barry McColl has been named Road Risk Manager of the Year at the Australasian Fleet Safety Awards.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 October 2016 09:55

Time to wake up and get safe!

While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 25 July 2016 10:48

Back to school reminder

As children return to school after the holidays, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) reminds drivers to stick to the law and slow down to 20km/h when passing a stopped school bus.

Published in General News
Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:26

Reducing harm plan launched

ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand have launched the inaugural 'Reducing Harm in New Zealand Workplaces Action Plan'.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:55

Yamaha turns to Shark to keep safe

Rarely a week goes by without a report on a quad crash, prompting howls from experts for better rider training.

Published in Machinery & Products

Farmers interested in learning to reduce the risk of accidents with machinery are encouraged to visit the WorkSafe team at Mystery Creek.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 02 June 2016 14:55

Safety culture on farm a key aim

The new workplace health and safety legislation is trying to engender in farming a safety culture.

Published in Management