This program aims to provide practical guidelines for employers and workers to improve and ensure the safety of those who use tractors on farms, and those who are in the vicinity of areas where tractors are being used. Correct operation is critical.
This program is aimed at those people working on or near tractors.
- Tractor rollover
- Tractor run over
- Tractor power take offs (PTOs)
- Operator skills
- People who operate smaller tractors without a cabin are at risk of injury or death from tractor rollover.
- Driving on narrow or raised tracks or roads poses a risk of the tractor rolling over embankments and injury to the operator.
- The risk of tractor run over is always present wherever tractors are working.
- Working near an inadequately guarded PTO shaft runs the risk of entanglement.
- Hydraulic fluid under pressure poses risk of penetrating injury.
- Operating tractors for long hours can be associated with back, shoulder and other pain and injury – especially with poorly designed seats and controls.
- Workers who are unskilled in the work process and unaware of the safety risks are at a higher risk of injury and illness in the workplace and place others at a higher risk.