Farmers urged to put practices in place to allow them to 'fail safely'

  • 22/07/2020
  • Sponsored by - Worksafe

It's important farmers have practices in place to allow them to fail safely, says WorkSafe.

"The nature of farming is such that incidents will happen - you've got large animals, a never-ending list of things to do, things happening you can't control at the time like floods and droughts and commodity prices," WorkSafe's Al McCone told Rural Exchange. 

"But what you can do is put in place things to minimise the damage."

McCone suggested farmers identify risks and have plans in place to mitigate any possible dangers.

"If you put in place things enabling you to say 'that worked', rather than 'I'm lucky I got away with that' then people will fail safely.

"Yes, you do make mistakes, yes there are failures, but there's such a thing as failing safely so you don't have to get injured when you're doing it."

Listen to the full interview with WorkSafe's Al McCone and Gerard Vaughan.

This article was created for WorkSafe.

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