- In 2016 there were 44 fatalities in the farming sector or put another way 14.0 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
Agriculture also had the unfortunate stigma of leading the way with serious compensation claims with 3,510 claims during the period.
At Enable we are a Regional Business with a National Focus. That is, we live in rural areas and understand the farming lifestyle and the problems confronting farmers. To that end we can work closely with farmers at a cost that doesn’t break the bank.
Practical steps that farmers can take to have safety as a core value include:
- Having a safety plan in place that identifies potential hazards and taking specific actions to fix these.
Always be on the look-out for new hazards and fix these as soon as possible once identified.
Setting clear safety procedures for risky work.
Making sure everyone that works on the farm understands and uses the safety procedures you have for your farm.
Having an emergency plan in place in case there are any incidents.
We can work with farmers to introduce simple online safety systems that save time and reduce needless paperwork and implement safety in a common sense, no nonsense approach. Don’t become a statistic. You are building your farm for your family and for a lifestyle. Don’t put those at risk.