Essential Energy can provide detailed safety information for members of the community involved in:

  • Harvesting
  • Irrigation
  • Spraying crops
  • Transporting fertiliser or grain
  • Conducting aerial operations
  • Handling high equipment and loads

To ensure a safe working environment while on the farm, use these steps as a guide:

  • Spot any hazards and consider the work to be done.
  • Assess the risks from these hazards. What are the possible outcomes?
  • Fix the problem so it's safe to commence work.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions you have put in place. Do they work and how well?

In addition:

  • Make it a habit to always check for powerlines whenever you use farm machinery like grain augers, harvesters and irrigation pipes.
  • Water is a conductor of electricity so be careful when using water irrigation or water jets near powerlines.
  • Check all cords and connections of your machinery and workshop equipment and make sure they're in good condition.
  • If you're crop dusting, make sure you identify where the powerlines are located in the area.
  • Underground powerlines are often buried only 500mm below the surface so be careful when excavating.
  • Electrical equipment can be damaged during storms. Don’t operate any equipment if there’s any sign of damage.

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