Four steps to stop tradies falling

WE CONTINUE to recognise that August is Tradies National Health Month; a time to raise awareness of the risks posed to those in our community who work in trade occupations. One particular incident that is all too common in trade industries is falls. That includes falls at ground level (for example, slipping, tripping) or falls from height (for example, from … Read More

Walker PenderFour steps to stop tradies falling

Tradie Health on the radar for the month of August

AUGUST is Tradies National Health Month. We have a lot of tradies in our community and keeping them safe at work is important. Over the next few weeks I will be discussing safety in the construction industry to help raise awareness. First, let’s understand what construction work is. According to Safe Work Australia, construction work can be defined as “any … Read More

Walker PenderTradie Health on the radar for the month of August

Practical solutions for common risks

MY ARTICLE last week and this week covers four of the most common causes of rural accidents and injuries. The information regarding common causes of rural accidents and proposed steps has been helpfully sourced from information published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. 3 – Animal handling and mustering; Causes of accidents: Using unsuitable equipment, inexperience or lack of understanding … Read More

Walker PenderPractical solutions for common risks

Solutions to help mitigate common farm safety risks

I AM going to stay with the topic of farm safety a little longer. Specifically, over two weeks, I will identify four of the most common causes of accidents in the rural industry and provide suggestions of practical steps you can take to avoid them. The information here today has been helpfully sourced from information published by Workplace Health and … Read More

Walker PenderSolutions to help mitigate common farm safety risks