Please find information on the following topics within Farm Industry Safety –

  • Farm Safety Benchmarking
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Sheep & Wool Production
  • Dairy Farming
  • Grain Production
  • Horticulture Production
  • Sugarcane Farming

Farm safety benchmarking

AgHealth Australia has developed health and safety benchmarks for farm business to measure, analyse and report their performance within contemporary farm OHS management systems.

The establishment of farm benchmarking groups will enable participating farmers to examine their business OHS systematically and will allow them to compare other farming business by examining their methods and processes for adopting OHS within their business.

Through better understanding of their and others business, they will be able to adopt best farm OHS practice and aim for continuous improvement in their business.

For further information please contact:

John Temperley
Phone: 02 6882 1486
Email: john.temperley@sydney.edu.au


Dairy farming

Dairy farming is an intensive industry, and with the mix of handling stock, using machinery and equipment for pasture and silage production / feeding along with long days, the need to address the relevant health and safety concerns makes good business sense.

Within the ‘Resources for Farmers’ section of this website the following resources are free to access and download that are relevant to dairy production.

Please look at each of the categories to find the template most suited to your agricultural production and work.

Hazard Checklist and Action Plans

  • Tractor Checklist 
  • Irrigation Pumps and Motors Checklist 
  • Machinery Checklist
  • Vehicle Checklist
  • Motorbikes, Quad and Side by Side Vehicles Checklist
  • Workshop Checklist
  • Chemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides Checklist
  • Farm Infastructure Checklist 
  • Field and Paddock Checklist
  • Farm Equipment Checklist
  • Training and Induction Checklist
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist
  • Injury Management and Return to Work Checklist
  • Milking Sheds and Dairy   

Induction Templates

  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker 

Horticulture production

Within the ‘Resources for Farmers’ section of this website the following free resources can be printed or downloaded for free to assist with health and safety concerns involved in horticulture production.

Hazard Checklists with Action Plans

  • Tractor Checklist 
  • Irrigation Pumps and Motors Checklist 
  • Machinery Checklist 
  • Vehicle Checklist 
  • Motorbikes, Quad and Side by Side Vehicles Checklist 
  • Workshop Checklist 
  • Chemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides Checklist 
  • Farm Infastructure Checklist 
  • Field and Paddock Checklist 
  • Farm Equipment Checklist 
  • Training and Induction Checklist 
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist 
  • Injury Management and Return to Work Checklist 

Induction Templates

  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Horticulture
  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Horticulture Picking
  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Horticulture Packing Shed
  • Safety Induction for Farm Contractor

Beef cattle production

The work involved for those in the beef industry, like other meat producers consists of a range of manual handling tasks;  use of a of equipment for stock handling, fodder production, animal health products, fencing and yard building/maintenance etc.  

The following listed resources are all available within the Resources for Farmers section and are free to access and download.

Hazard Checklists with Action Plans

  • Tractor Checklist  
  • Machinery Checklist
  • Vehicle Checklist
  • Motorbikes, Quad and Side by Side Vehicles Checklist
  • Workshop Checklist
  • Chemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides Checklist
  • Farm Infastructure Checklist 
  • Field and Paddock Checklist
  • Farm Equipment Checklist
  • Training and Induction Checklist
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist
  • Injury Management and Return to Work Checklist

Induction Templates

  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Beef Cattle
  • Safety Induction for Farm Contractor
  • Safety Induction for Rural Indigenous Worker

Grain production

Given, the long hours and the use of various machinery and equipment, farmers face a diverse range of risks in the cropping process.

Within the ‘Resources for Farmers’ section of this website the following free resources that can be printed or downloaded to assist with health and safety concerns involved in grain production.

Hazard Checklist with Action Plans

  • Tractor Checklist 
  • Irrigation Pumps and Motors Checklist 
  • Machinery Checklist
  • Vehicle Checklist 
  • Motorbikes, Quad and Side by Side Vehicles Checklist 
  • Workshop Checklist 
  • Chemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides Checklist 
  • Farm Infastructure Checklist 
  • Field and Paddock Checklist 
  • Farm Equipment Checklist 
  • Training and Induction Checklist 
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist 
  • Injury Management and Return to Work Checklist 

Induction Templates

  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker
  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Grain Harvesting
  • Safety Induction for Farm Contractor – Grain

Sheep and wool production

Production requirements of the sheep and wool industry involves a diverse range of tasks;  crutching, shearing, management of parasites both internal and external requiring the use of various chemical applications, as well as fencing and yard maintenance and so on. 

Within the ‘Resources for Farmers’ section of this website the following resources are free to download that are relevant to sheep and wool production. 

Hazard Checklist with Action Plans

  • Tractor Checklist 
  • Irrigation Pumps and Motors Checklist
  • Machinery Checklist
  • Vehicle Checklist 
  • Motorbikes, Quad and Side by Side Vehicles Checklist 
  • Workshop Checklist 
  • Chemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides Checklist 
  • Farm Infastructure Checklist 
  • Field and Paddock Checklist 
  • Farm Equipment Checklist 
  • Training and Induction Checklist 
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist 
  • Injury Management and Return to Work Checklist 
  • Shearing Shed Checklist 

Induction Templates

  • Safety Induction for Farm Worker – Sheep and Wool
  • Safety induction for Farm Contractor