• Hannah Phillips

A Reminder to be Farm Safe this Week

Farming communities and areas all over Australia this week are reminded of the importance of keeping farm safe.

From the 16th - 22nd of July, activities, workshops and events will be taking place across the nation promoting the 2018 Farm Safety Week theme of "Innovative, Safe and Healthy".

Although farm safety has improved significantly over the past 20 years, the latest available Safe Work data shows that the agriculture industry made up 2% of our workforce, yet accounted for 21% of worker fatalities and 3% of serious claims for workers’ compensation.

Adding to that, 68 farmers tragically lost their lives in farm accidents last year alone.

To find out more about where the issues lie, and how we can keep our loved ones safe on the farm, Sarah caught up with Farmsafe Australia Chairman, Charles Armstrong on the Regional Roundup.

For more information contact Farmsafe on 02 6269 5622 or via email info@farmsafe.org.au