The 2019 Pro-Visual free wall-mounted safety guide is now available for farmers looking for tools to increase awareness and knowledge of workplace safety hazards and risks.
Pro-Visual, marketing manager, Deanna Davenport said data from Safe Work Australia suggests agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries to work in.
"Due to the combination of hazards which include plant, machinery, chemicals, noise, working with animals and sun exposure as well as the fact that many in the industry work in a remote location," she said.
"The amount of news articles I see every few days in regards to quad bike rollovers, farmers being run over by tractors is quite alarming.
"Having a guide like this provides farmers with some safety guidance regarding those matters and hopefully acts as a reminder to implement safety and take caution whilst working with machinery."
Ms Davenport said the guides are a one metre wall mountable critical safety information source, relevant to the livestock and broadacre industries.
"They are updated annually and distributed to the industry free of charge," she said.
"This year the topics for livestock include livestock handling related injuries, livestock transportation, tractor related fatalities and hay bale safety."
Ms Davenport said the guides have been running for 12 years, with the number of farmers requesting a copy continuing to grow.
"Every industry, by law, requires health and safety practices in the workplace and have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of themselves and of others," she said.
"Our guides assist with this by providing safety guidance not only to just the livestock and broadacre industry but the rest of the agricultural community and industry including wine, cotton and sugarcane.
"Considering the amount of incidents that occur, information that we provide is needed to remind and educate farmers about implementing safe work practices."
Ms Davenport said a new feature in the guide was a digitised component accessible through an app on a smart mobile or tablet.
"This can be in the form of a video, PDF files or pop up diagrams," she said.
"It works by downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, and then using the app to scan over augmented reality (AR) capable images on the guide."
Farmers who have not yet received a copy of the guide, or wish to order further copies can call 02 8272 2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please visit www.provisual.com.au