The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to improving work health and safety on our farms, which is why we went to the 2021 election promising to implement a $2 million Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme.

I am pleased the Scheme is now active, with farmers able to apply and receive a rebate of up to $5,000 for eligible items that address the top five hazards that cause injury and death in Tasmania’s agriculture sector.

The Scheme targets the most common hazards that cause death and injury in this sector, such as vehicle incidents involving quad bikes and tractors.

Applicants will need to identify the hazard at their workplace, explain what the risk associated with that hazard is, and why implementing one of the eligible solutions would reduce that risk.

Our Government wants to see a demonstrated improvement in safety on our farms, and so I encourage farmers to go online to view the eligibility criteria and apply.

Applications can be accessed through the WorkSafe Tasmania website at: https://www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/topics/services-and-events/safe-farming-tasmania/primary-producer-safety-rebate-scheme

Elise Archer, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs