Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme
Posted Oct 13, 2021
WorkSafe Tasmania & Safe Farming have released an awesome new initiative allowing Primary Producers rebates of up to $5 000.00 to reduce common farm hazards.
About the Program
"The Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme of $2 million is available from 1 October 2021.
The rebate scheme targets the most common hazards that cause death and injury in the agriculture sector, such as vehicle incidents involving quad bikes and tractors, manual handling, and being hit by animals.
Rebates of up to $5,000 are available for eligible items that address these top hazards.
The Tasmanian Government is encouraging relevant workplaces to take part in the rebate scheme, to help reduce farm deaths and injuries."
What is included
"The rebate is available for eligible items that can remove or reduce the risk to safety caused by the top 5 hazards facing the agriculture sector. These hazards are:
- being hit by moving objects
- body stressing (manual handling/muscular stress)
- falls, trips and slips
- hitting objects with a part of the body
- vehicle incidents.
To address quad bike and tractor (vehicle) incidents, helmets and training are included in relation to applicants who own a quad bike, side-by-side vehicle, or tractor for work purposes."
Apply for a rebate
To apply for a rebate you can apply online, by email or post from 1 October 2021.
Delmade & the rebate
A large portion of the Delmade range of equipment qualifies for the rebate. With various equipment available that can help you avoid being hit by moving objects, avoid body stress & manual handling, avoid falls/trips and slips etc.
Some ideas for reducing hazards on your property might include a Stone Bucket to reduce body strain and manual handling. A Rock windrower or Rock picker. Post Drivers and Post Hole Diggers for fencing - reducing body strain. Grain Augers - our Grainline range especially targets reducing body strain with options for self-drive etc. Material Handling Equipment like Pallet Forks, Bale Forks, Silage Grabs, Soft Hands, Stone Forks, Log Forks, 4 in 1 Buckets, Carryalls and Lifting Jibs.
Whilst we obviously cannot guarantee you will receive the rebate these items all have definite benefits in reducing hazards on your farm and are likely to be approved.
We are proud of our durable and expertly designed equipment and our ability to provide outstanding service, backup spare parts and components and expert advice. Choose Delmade to ensure your machine is up and running when you need it!