Safety on the Farm

Safe Farming Tasmania

Safe Farming Tasmania is a state government initiative that was launched in 2015 and provides free health and safety advice and guidance, to encourage positive safety discussions within our farming communities. Safe Farming Tasmania was developed in consultation with a reference group of key rural sector stakeholders (including TasFarmers) and is chaired by TasFarmers Board Member and Bracknell farmer, Corey Spencer.

The aim of organisation is to limit the number and severity of farm related injuries and improve the safety of our farm workers by:

• Raising awareness of farm safety issues through positive safety discussions
• Building positive safety cultures and influencing attitudes
• Producing and distributing quality farm safety information; and
• Working with our rural sector stakeholders to provide training and education

For more information please contact Phillip John 0407 015 400 or or Stuart Beams 0400 140 146 or

How Safe Farming can help you

Get practical tools and support to improve health and safety in your business. It’s free and confidential.

The team can support your safety efforts by:

• holding a discussion or information session with your workers on safety topics specific to your needs and farm

• working with you to identify safety issues

• providing you with practical resources so you can farm safely. These include induction checklists, hazard checklists, safe work procedures and safety awareness videos.


Safe farming induction videos (external link)

Watch videos on safe animal handling, chemical safety, chainsaw safety and more.

These generalised farm safety induction videos and accompanying handbook are an initiative of the Safe Farming Tasmania reference group, an industry-led stakeholder reference group that is a significant component in WorkSafe Tasmania’s approach to supporting our farmers improve work health and safety.

Safe farming induction handbook

This handbook will help new workers better identify the hazards and risks that may be present in their work environment.

For a printed copy of the handbook, call AgriGrowth Tasmania on 1800 291 100 or email