In 2021, 58.7 per cent of farm fatalities were farmers over the age of 45.

With time and experience in the industry, complacency can often creep in and be an underlying risk for injury or fatality.

It would be difficult to measure or gauge through statistics, but over-familiarity or ‘taking shortcuts’ in an otherwise dangerous process is often a precursor to a serious incident.

Another issue with complacency is that farmers most farmers have a detailed understanding of the hazards on their farm, however, risks can arise when these hazards are not communicated to visitors.

Farmsafe Australia is encouraging farmers to just take a moment to consider the intangible factors that can impact safety on-farm.

To find out more about safety resources and how to keep yourself and your family safe, the Farmsafe Australia website