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Plant and equipment safety on cotton farms — new guide assists farmers

Tuesday 06, Oct 2020

NSCA Foundation, Safe-T-Bulletin


Cotton Industry Guide to Safety 2020/21

Every day, workplace health and safety is one of the most important, if not the most important parts of a working day. Ensuring workers return home unharmed each day is paramount. Safety on the farm is even more important as farmers are faced with many potential hazards that can affect their health and well-being on a daily basis.

Constant training and awareness around safety when operating plant and equipment will help minimise any injuries or deaths occurring on the farm. Knowledge around the operation of machinery, correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn and ability to operate machinery in a safe manner are all factors farmers should have thorough knowledge about.

In addition, the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) provisions within the road transport regulations require that each party involved in the loading, restraint and transport of loads, including cotton modules and round bales from farms to a cotton gin, share responsibility for transporting in a safe and compliant manner.

To assist cotton farmers with their safety procedures, the recently released Cotton Industry Guide to Safety 2020/21 by Pro-Visual Publishing in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation contains further information regarding plant and equipment safety, as well as other key safety issues pertinent to the industry.

The Guide is a 1m x 1m wall-mountable poster and features Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities, allowing the Guide to become digitally interactive. By downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, farmers can use their smart device to scan any AR capable content to access PDF files and videos.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email or visit

For media enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or

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