The Farm Safety Manual is a step by step approach to build a safety system for dairy farms and keep this system maintained. Work through the sections at your own pace, building your farm safety system as you go.
While building and piloting the Farm Safety Manual with dairy farmers, the advice was for a Farm Safety Manual hard copy folder, online access to key documents and templates, as well as support to build and improve farm safety systems via opportunities to discuss farm safety with experts.
A folder is available by attending a Farm Safety Manual workshop – register your interest here
Workshops will be delivered via your Dairy Australia Regional Development Programs (RDP). The key templates and documents are available to download in the 15 topics below, as and when you need them.
Also available: the Farm Safety Starter Kit is a good starting point before accessing the Farm Safety Manual topics below.
Get Started & Systems/Policies
Induction, safety system snapshot & policies
Quads & Motorbikes
Number one cause of death on farms
Risks of run overs, ejection of falling from vehicles
Tractors & Mobile Plant
Powerful machines with attachments/moving parts
Good design & guarding are the key
Be aware of your legal & safety responsibilities
All dairy farms have them-manage confined spaces
Working At Heights
How to minimise the need to work at heights
Power & Electrical
How to minimise the risk of electrocution
How to make life easier & more productive on-farm
Working With Livestock
Systems to make working with livestock safe
Safe use and storage of chemicals is a must
Water And Effluent
Drowning is no.1 killer of young children on farms
How to create a great, safe place to work on your farm
Visitors, Children, Traffic
Children & visitors need to be kept safe on farms