Farming

Farming

Farming
The farming industry involves activities in diverse geographic settings, mostly in regional and remote properties. Activities in this industry include sheep and wool farming, beef cattle and dairy cattle farming, grain farming, poultry farming, pig farming, and other livestock farming.
Job roles for young workers in the farming industry may include:
  • farm workers
  • jackaroos/ jillaroos
  • sheering shed hands
The farming industry is one of the most dangerous to work in, so you need to pay attention at all times.

Be aware!

25.8%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers.

Job roles for young workers in the farming industry may include:
  • farm workers
  • jackaroos/ jillaroos
  • sheering shed hands
The farming industry is one of the most dangerous to work in, so you need to pay attention at all times.

Be aware!

25.8%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers.

Top incident causing injuries were from:

Being hit by an animal
0%
Hitting moving objects
0%
Muscular stress
0%
Being hit by falling objects
0%
Being trapped by moving machinery or equipment
0%
Falling from height
0%
Vehicle accident
0%
Slips, trips and falls
0%
Hitting stationery objects
0%

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Electrical safety

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Biological Hazards

Working in hot conditions

Working alone

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Electrical safety

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Biological Hazards

Working in hot conditions

Working alone

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Electrical safety

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Noise

Biological Hazards

Working in hot conditions

Working alone

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014 -15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove farming industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Groups 014, 016, 017, 018, 019

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014 -15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove farming industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 – Groups 014, 016, 017, 018, 019

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There are many ways to protect yourself and be safe in this industry

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