Safe Farming

Safe Farming Tasmania is a state government initiative that was launched in 2015 and provides free health and safety advice and guidance, and easy to understand and use farm safety resources.

Its main aim is to encourage positive safety discussions within our farming communities. Most importantly, it was developed in consultation with a reference group of key rural sector stakeholders (including the TFGA) and is chaired by TFGA Board Member and Bracknell farmer, Corey Spencer.

It aims to reduce the number and severity of farm related injuries and disease 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

The Safe Farming Tasmania program is a joint initiative of WorkSafe Tasmania and the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE).

Leading the Safe Farming Tasmania Program is Senior WHS Consultant Phillip John.

Book a visit now

To book a visit, contact Phill directly:

0407 015 400

About the program

How Safe Farming can help you

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

Phill 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.


Farming Safely in Tasmania (PDF, 780.6 KB)

This practical document with help you develop a safety management system for your rural business.

You can also get a USB with safety tools and resources organised by industry and issue (such as quad bike safety) by contacting Phill directly (see his details above).

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 (PDF, 10.7 MB)

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

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