Are you in the agriculture industry? Would you like a free visit from a safety advocate this year?
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is taking bookings for safety advocate visits.
The advocates each have a different and powerful story to share that will inspire workers on the land to think long and hard about what can happen if safety is overlooked.
In 2022, our advocates were extremely busy, giving 124 talks to more than 9,500 people. They travelled to large and small workplaces all over the country.
Some of the types of businesses and industries they visited included aquaculture farms, plantation forests and cattle feedlots, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The advocates are available all year round and visit at no charge to Queensland workplaces.
More about our advocates
Robyn was the first responder to her neighbour who suffered horrific injuries after her arms were caught in a post-hole digger on a remote cattle property. For two hours, Robyn gave life-saving care to keep her neighbour alive. After the traumatic incident, Robyn was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, she shares her story and tips on creating safer environments for all.
Garry was involved in a rural tractor roll-over incident which resulted in traumatic injuries, including the loss of his leg.
Jodie and Mario Cocco
Jodie and Mario Cocco's son Domenic suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed a quad bike. He was not wearing a helmet and had not had any formal training.
No matter what industry, all Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advocates have inspiring stories to tell about working safely and how workplace incidents impact on workers, their families and rural communities.