There are many Work Health & Safety (WHS) issues which are critical for farmers, their families and their employees.
The Safe Farming Tasmania Program is based at the DPIPWE office in Launceston and provides free, confidential and practical safety advice. Farm health and safety consultant Phill John grew up on a farm, has around 25 years of experience in safety management and is happy to visit farming businesses across the State for free and confidential advice.
Phill John can be contacted on 0407 015 400.
WHS Resources for farmers
Download the Farming Safely in Tasmania Handbook, or contact AgriGrowth Tasmania for a free hard copy - AGT.Admin@dpipwe.tas.gov.au. In conjunction with the printed guide, there is a free USB stick containing resources for use with a computer. For a copy of the USB stick, contact AgriGrowth Tasmania on 6777 2233, or email - AGT.Admin@dpipwe.tas.gov.au - with a mailing address.