Primary school students have excelled themselves in Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s annual Farm safety calendar competition and their drawings will now feature in calendars distributed across the state.
This year’s safety themes include electrical safety, animal safety, tractor and machinery safety, quad bike safety, water safety, and health and wellbeing.
Apart from the 12 winning children receiving a $250 gift voucher and $500 for their school, their drawings will serve as a timely reminder of the need to work safely on the land. 30,000 of the free 2023 calendars will be distributed to Queenslanders from November.
The winners and their schools, parents and communities know working in agriculture can be rewarding, but it is also one of our most dangerous industries. It employs around three per cent of Queensland’s workers but accounts for more than 30 per cent of workplace deaths, with farm vehicles involved in a large proportion of those.
The colourful calendar sees safety messages prominently displayed in homes and workplaces throughout the year, reminding Queenslanders of all ages to work and play safely on farm properties.
There were almost 1500 entries from across Queensland that were judged by representatives from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the Electrical Safety Office, the Department of Education, Queensland Country Women’s Association, AgGrow Queensland and Growcom.
For more information, visit Farm safety calendar competition campaign.