Conducted by the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP), the competition was open to high school students in an effort to encourage the younger generation to discuss the importance of farm safety, in a way that resonated with their peers.
The goal of the Partnership is to improve the health and safety of workers and their families in farming industries across Australia. It is funded by the Cotton, Grains and Rural Industries Research and Development Corporations, as well as the Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia.
PIHSP Chairman Patrick Murphy said the winning entry from Kimba Area School on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, provided useful on-farm information about agricultural safety.
“The judging panel enjoyed the fact that so many different aspects of farm safety were acknowledged, from farm machinery to grain storage to quad bike safety,” Mr Murphy said.
“It was wonderful to see statistics referenced, as well as the number of students, teachers and parents who got involved in the development of this entry.”
An entry from three Year 10 agriculture students from Nowra High School was named as runner-up, for their efforts in creating a farm safety video to the tune of a well-known pop song.