Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation has started its first aid courses this week.
Twenty-six QDO members from North Queensland are participating in the group sessions held in Malanda and Millaa Milliaa, increasing their knowledge and capacity to respond to emergency situations on farm.
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 identified agriculture as one of the national priority industries. The strategy set three national targets to be achieved by 2022, which aims to reduce worker fatalities due to injury, the rate of general incidence claims and incidence claims for musculoskeletal disorders.
The agriculture industry was responsible for the highest number of fatalities on average from 2013-2018. The main cause of serious injury or fatalities in the dairy industry is from vehicle incidents, an animal related injury and slipping or tripping over.
When an accident or illness happens on farm it is usually yourself, family members or your colleagues who will be the first to respond. A first aid certificate should be refreshed every three years and CPR every 12 months. QDO is currently offering half-priced* first aid courses for QDO members.
Two half-day sessions:
Malanda - March 11 and 12
Beaudesert - March 17 and 24
Gympie - March 23 and 30 - FOUR SPOTS REMAINING
One day sessions:
Toowoomba (4.5 hours) - March 15
Rockhampton (8 hours) - March 17 and 30
Bundaberg (8 hours) - March 13 and 23
Gladstone (8 hours) - March 13 and 29
Kingaroy (8 hours) - March 23
Murgon (3 hours) - March 18
Call 0437923398 or email email@example.com to book your spot or if you require more information. Please note that most companies require numbers a week before classes start and spaces are limited to comply with COVID regulations.
* Terms and conditions apply, contact Jade for more information.