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Time to be safe on farm with new $2m safety push

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A new on-farm farm safety program has been launched by NSW Farmers and the NSW Government.

A new on-farm farm safety program has been launched by NSW Farmers and the NSW Government.

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New farm safety scheme brings consultants to the farm

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Farm businesses will get a financial boost to help improve farm safety in a new program.

Occupational health and safety consultants will come direct to the farm to help with safety plans in the new $2m Farm Safety Advisory Program.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the program was part of a "mission to create a safer and stronger regional NSW".

"All NSW small to medium farming operations with fewer than 50 workers are eligible to participate in this free program," Mr Anderson said.

"The program will improve farm safety practices by providing education directly to farming businesses. This allows the NSW Government to continue to work alongside the agriculture industry on a wide range of farm-related safety issues."

NSW Farmers President James Jackson said working life on the farm includes a diverse range of safety risk factors.

"Farming is a rewarding but potentially dangerous occupation; the more we talk and learn how to manage the risks and dangers, the better," Mr Jackson said.

"The Farm Safety Advisory Program is a winner for me and other farmers in achieving this. The program has dedicated advisors who can provide support, advice and resources to improve WHS on farms.

"A session with an advisor can be delivered in various settings, including your own farm with discussions tailored specifically to your farm business operations."

Delivery of the program will start on Tuesday 28 September with a Harvest Ready webinar from 6-7pm and the launch of the phone call back and email service.

The program's COVID safe methods will enable one-on-one and group participation to occur through both face-to-face and online interactions as appropriate.

For more information and to register your interest, call NSW Farmers on 1300 764 000 or email nswfarmsafety@nswfarmers.org.au.

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