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Pro-Visual launch 2020 farm safety guides

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STAY SAFE: Pro-Visual have launched its 2020 farm safety guides. With digital interactivity further resources can also be accessed including videos and PDF files.

STAY SAFE: Pro-Visual have launched its 2020 farm safety guides. With digital interactivity further resources can also be accessed including videos and PDF files.

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Pro-Visual have launched its free 2020 farm safety guides

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Farm businesses should be safe workplaces, and a simple free tool from Pro-Visual aims to help by providing easy to access safety information.

Pro-Visual said many livestock and broadacre workers are seriously injured or killed each year after being hit by moving objects or being trapped by machinery or equipment, with tractors being the secondary proportion of vehicular incidents.

"According to SafeWork Australia, vehicles account for over 75 per cent of workplace deaths," the company said.

"It is important for farmers to be aware of each tractor hazard and its associated risk and regularly review their implemented control measures as well as ensure their work practices are safe.

"This can include mounting and dismounting the tractor only when it is stationary and with the park break on and only ever start the tractor when sitting in the operator's seat and never from the ground.

"To reduce injuries and fatalities in the industry, it is important for farmers to regularly review key workplace, health and safety information to ensure the safety of all workers."

ProVisual said the recently published Livestock, Hay & Fodder Industry Guide to Safety 2019/20 and the Broadacre Guide to Farm Safety 2020, produced in by conjunction with the Are you Bogged Mate? Buy a Bale and the National Safety Council Australia (NSCA) Foundation provide further information on tractor related fatalities as well as additional key safety and well being information both in the Livestock and Broadacre industry.

"With digital interactivity using augmented reality further resources can also be accessed such as 3D models, videos and PDF files," the company said.

If you haven't received your copy, you can subscribe on the Pro-Visual website.

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