Falls injury prevention

The Australian Farming Community is an ageing workforce, and farmers over the age of 55 years are at greater risk of falls injury.

North West Farmsafe in NSW and AgHealth Australia has completed the Preventing Falls in Older Farmers project which was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The project aim was to work with older farmers to reduce the incidence of falls injuries on farm, with a view to developing guidelines and information resources for other farming communities across Australia.

A series of workshops were held at Bingara, Pilliga, Nundle, Guyra, Bonalbo and Goulburn. The participating older farmers were able to discuss both the issues of sustaining falls on farm and also to consider possible resources  to identify an individuals level of risk in sustaining a fall. Options as to what farmers should do to actively address their falls risk were also identified.

Resource - Preventing Falls for Older Farmers

For further information please contact:

Kerri-Lynn Peachey
Phone: 02 6882 1486

Email: kerrilynn.peachey@sydney.edu.au