Farm Safety Week 2023

Safe Farming WHS Consultants Phillip John and Stuart Beams.

Safe Farming WHS Consultants Phillip John and Stuart Beams. ​

​Farm Safety Week 2023 runs from 16-23 July and aims to highlight the key risks in the Agricultural industry as well as promoting farm safety awareness to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the sector.

Agriculture continues to be one of the most dangerous industries to work in with a devastating 55 farmers losing their lives on farms in 2022. At a State level, 16 deaths have occurred over the past decade and more than 500 injuries were reported just across 2021-22. Tragically, 10-20 children are killed on Australian farms each year and many more require medical treatment or hospitalisation with drownings, quad bikes and machinery being the leading causes.

Safe Farming Tasmania​ is a program aiming to reduce farm-work related deaths, injuries and disease as well as improving the health and safety of workers in the farming industry by:

  • raising awareness of farm safety issues 
  • encouraging discussions about safe farming
  • providing farmers with support to improve work health and safety conditions as well as practical and easy to understand resources such as hazard checklists, safe work procedures and safety awareness videos

Senior WHS Consultants Phillip John and Stuart Beams are currently leading the program and provide free and confidential on-site support and advice to farmers across Tasmania.

It's easy to book an appointment with the Safe Farming Tasmania team. Contact details can be found on the NRE Tas website where you'll also find an array of free farming resources.

The Safe Farming Tasmania Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and WorkSafe Tasmania.

​Find out more about Safe Farming Tasmania.