The Dunkeld Lions Club arranged the workshop with the help of Occupational Health and Safety consultant Lance Mason.
The on-farm health and safety workshops are providing farmers with an avenue to gain information and ask questions.
Dunkeld Lions Club member Todd Burger hosted the workshop organised by Lions farm safety zone co-ordinator Peter Hinchey.
Mr Burger said he was keen to implement some of the things he had learnt.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn and ask questions,” he said.
Mr Mason, whose role includes plant and risk assessments and training, arranged for speakers from the National Centre for Farmer Health, WorkSafe, VicRoads and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to speak to farmers are about the importance of maintaining safety on farming properties.
This was Mr Mason’s ninth workshop and he is already planning another at Balmoral.
“We have specialists in their fields and farmers get to ask questions and clarify details in their own environment,” he said.
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