Farm Safety Rebate Scheme changes..
Last week, the Victorian State Government announced changes in Farm Safety Rebate Scheme.
The Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas launched the new $3 million Farm Safety Rebate Scheme, which will provide a rebate of up to $5000 per farm for infrastructure and equipment to address health and safety risks on farms.
This scheme recognises that those at risk of injury or death on Victorian farms are not just farmers, but also families, employees, suppliers and contractors.
Some examples of equipment and infrastructure that are eligible for the rebate include child safety fencing, animal handling equipment, dedicated chemical storage sheds and wash stations, emergency shut off switches and reversing cameras for tractors and vehicles.
The Government is supporting farm businesses to take the lead in making practical changes to their workplaces and improving the sector’s focus on safety. A safe and healthy sector means more resilient communities in rural and regional Victoria and an even better place to work.
The scheme is a key part of delivering Smarter, Safer Farms, the Labour Government’s $20 million commitment to improve safety and skills for Victorian farmers, and position agriculture as a career of choice.
The Farm Safety Rebate Scheme will close on 31 December 2021 or when all funds are allocated.
This article originally appeared on Adroit Insurance & Risk Blog and has been published here with permission.