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Discover YOUR ROLE in improving and supporting the health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities. 

With the latest government funding announcements and the devastating impact of climate, there's never been a greater need for skilled agricultural health and medicine professionals across all areas of the industry. Let us help you to up skill and gain a deeper understanding of the significant health, wellbeing and safety issues faced by Australian and International farming communities. 

Agricultural Health and Medicine (HMF701) (Australia's only Agricultural Health and Medicine course), is the perfect platform to gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to deliver leadership, support and services to communities across Australia. Join us in Hamilton and take advantage of this valuable opportunity to extend your knowledge and qualifications.

Applications to enrol are NOW OPEN until Feb 2019.

To learn about the course & how to apply online CLICK HERE
What do you give the special person who is difficult to buy for this Christmas??  ……. A gift to keep them safe for years to come!

Farming continues to be one of the most hazardous industries to work within—placing our farmers and agricultural workers at greater risk of injury and illness. In circumstances where hazards cannot be eliminated, substituted or engineered out then the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is highly recommended.

So this Christmas give the gift of “safety” to your loved ones…. a gift of PPE! You never know when you may need to wear it too!!

Click here to visit our Safety Shop

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Summer is a time of year when families come together during holidays to celebrate the festive season and ‘relax’. This can often involve people hosting friends and relatives on farms who aren’t necessarily familiar with farm safety. Considering the safety of your farm is an important part of ensuring visitors and yourself have an enjoyable experience together.

Machinery, tractors, quad-bikes, animals and water can all be dangerous for visiting children and adults. Keep young children away from dams, creeks, tanks, troughs, dips and channels because they are a major cause of toddler drownings on farms. Young children need a safe play area of their own where there are no major hazards, so fencing part of the yard close to the house is important. Older children and adults can be taught about farm safety rules of your property, but may still need to be supervised around hazards. Most importantly, children learn by imitation. If you practice and value farm safety, so will your visitors and their children.

Learn more about ensuring your farm is safe for visitors CLICK HERE

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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