Practical tips for farms to help improve safety

NATIONAL Farm Safety Week came to an end on July 26, but farm safety is an ongoing issue and should be at the front of mind all year round. Risks to health and safety need to be proactively identified, managed, reviewed and improved. Even though National Farm Safety Week has come to an end, I want to share some practical … Read More

Walker PenderPractical tips for farms to help improve safety

Good maintenance is a farmer’s friend

THIS week, I continue my discussion on farm-specific safety matters in light of National Farm Safety Week and I want to talk about the importance of ensuring that the plant and equipment on farms is properly maintained and repaired. A farm is a place where you generally find a lot of different plant, equipment and vehicles. You want to ensure … Read More

Walker PenderGood maintenance is a farmer’s friend

National Farm Safety Awareness Week

FARMSAFE Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that assists in the co-ordination of initiatives specifically focused on raising awareness of (and helping to address) safety issues specific to our farms. One of Farmsafe’s annual initiatives is National Farm Safety Week. It provides a platform to raise awareness of farm specific safety issues with a national focus. This year National Farm Safety … Read More

Walker PenderNational Farm Safety Awareness Week

Consumer laws – get the most from your gift cards

GIFT cards are quite popular and are sold by many businesses. Many of us have purchased or received a gift card – they are a great option for birthday or Christmas presents. I am sure that at least some of us (myself included) have lost the value of the card by failing to redeem it before it expires. Traditionally, most … Read More

Walker PenderConsumer laws – get the most from your gift cards

Consumer laws and protections explained: Part 5

THE consumer laws (“ACL”) require that consumers be provided with certain guarantees for most consumer goods and services they purchase. These are separate to any store bought or issued warranty. The guarantees are like a set of rules that come with the purchase of services or products and are designed to protect the consumer. They cannot be restricted, excluded, limited … Read More

Walker PenderConsumer laws and protections explained: Part 5