The Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme of $2 million is available from 1 October 2021.
Rebates of up to $5,000 are available for eligible items that address these hazards.
The Tasmanian Government is encouraging relevant workplaces to take part in the rebate scheme, to help reduce farm deaths and injuries.
The rebate scheme is specifically available to workplaces within the agriculture sector that:
- have farming as their main source of income
- operate a business in Tasmania
- are a small business, medium business or sole trader (people without workers).
As part of your application, you’ll need to identify the hazard at your workplace, explain what the risk associated with that hazard is, and why implementing one of the eligible items would mitigate that risk.
What is included
The rebate is available for eligible items that can remove or reduce the risk to safety caused by the top 5 hazards facing the agriculture sector. These hazards are:
- being hit by moving objects
- body stressing
- falls, trips and slips
- hitting objects with a part of the body
- vehicle incidents.
To address quad bike and tractor (vehicle) incidents, helmets and training are included in relation to applicants who own a quad bike, side-by-side vehicle, or tractor for work purposes.
The full list of eligible items will be available closer to 1 October 2021.
Apply for a rebate
You will be able to apply for a rebate from 1 October 2021.