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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. 

We haven't put the whole Farm Safety Manual online. 

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.


 
 Induction, safety system snapshot & policies 
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Number one cause of death on farms
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Risks of run overs, ejection of falling from vehicles
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Powerful machines with attachments/moving parts
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Good design & guarding are the key
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Be aware of  your legal & safety responsibilities
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All dairy farms have them - manage confined spaces
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How to minimise the need to work at heights
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How to minimise the risk of electrocution
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How to make life easier & more productive on-farm
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Systems to make working with livestock safe
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Safe use and storage of chemicals is a must 
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Drowning is no.1 killer of young children on farms
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How to create a great, safe place to work on your farm
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Children & visitors need to be kept safe on farms
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