The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving work health and safety on our farms, which is why on October 1st, they launched a $2 million Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme.
This scheme provides cash-back rebates of up to $5,000 for farmers (and agricultural businesses) who implement safety measures that help reduce work-related injuries and deaths.
This rebate scheme aims to target the most common hazards that cause death and injury in the agricultural sector, such as vehicle incidents involving quad bikes and tractors, manual handling, and being hit by animals.
This rebate scheme is specifically available to workplaces within the agricultural sector that…
The rebate is available for eligible items that can remove or reduce the risk to safety caused by the top 5 hazards facing the farming sector.
These hazards are:
The purchase of JACKY Bin products may be eligible under this new Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme, and are the perfect solution to help negate some of the farm workplace risks outlined above, particularly body/muscular stress and manual handling.
The first JACKY Bins were made in 2008, in response to continual enquiries and expressed concern by farmers who were faced with safety hazards when handling bulk bags of fertiliser, grain, and feed.
Over the years, as the JACKY Bin range of products has grown, special attention has always been given to ensuring farmer safety comes first and the Orion Australia team continually assesses outdated farming practices to ensure JACKY Bins effectively makes them safer. JACKY Bins are a local Tasmanian invention by Orion, but they’ve gained attention and popularity globally in recent years and are now being shipped worldwide. You can now find them in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Burundi (East Africa), USA, Canada, Netherlands, Uganda – just to name a few countries!
This product fits the criteria for this new Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme and has made a BIG difference in farms across Australia. The JACKY Side Discharge Bulk Bag Splitter provides an easy, smart, and super-safe method for farmers to discharge product directly from a bulk bag. Simply lower the bulk bag onto the blade of the Bag Splitter, which cuts the base of the bag open. The bulk bag may be left on the Bag Splitter while the contents are dispensed via the discharge hatch on the front face of the bin. Also, the Bag Splitter’s forkliftable frame assists with overcoming lifting height restrictions commonly experienced by farmers handling bulk bags. Visit our learning centre for information on JACKY Bulk Bag Splitter benefits, details, specs, and videos of it in action!
For more info on the Primary Producer Safety Rebate Scheme & to Apply, visit the Work Safe Tasmania website.