On-farm safety a winner for high schools

Community effort and tips for staying safe on-farm was a winning formula for Kimba Area School which has taken out the inaugural Farm Safety Student Video Competition and the $1000 prize money. Source: Eyre Tribune

The competition, conducted by Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP), was open to high school students in an effort to encourage the younger generation to discuss the importance of farm safety, in a way that resonated with their peers.

The goal of the partnership is to improve the health and safety of workers and their families in farming industries.

PIHSP chairman Patrick Murphy said the winning entry from Kimba Area School provided useful on-farm information about agricultural safety.

“The judging panel enjoyed the fact that so many different aspects of farm safety were acknowledged, from farm machinery to grain storage to quad bike safety,” Mr Murphy said.

“It was wonderful to see statistics referenced, as well as the number of students, teachers and parents who got involved in the development of this entry.”

An entry from three Year 10 agriculture students from Nowra High School was named as runner-up, for their efforts in creating a farm safety video to the tune of a well-known pop song.