welcome to
Safer Farms

Farms are a great place to live & work. Things go right most of the time.
How can we do more?

What are we doing right most of the time, that means it goes right most of the time?

People come first, always. So let’s make sure we go to work and avoid injury or death.

Listen to real stories and learn from the experiences these people have had.

Click here for practical, easy tools you can use on the farm.


Safer Farms is the non-profit ‘Agricultural Leaders’ Health and Safety Action Group’ established in New Zealand by leaders in the sector.

Our vision is to change the stigma attached to health and safety away from being a box-ticking activity, towards practical approaches that will keep us alive while farming. We wish to share resources and practical tools from within the ag sector to help ensure you’re supported to farm effectively and efficiently, while making it home safely at the end of each day.

Farming Incidents in NZ Feb 2019 - Feb 2020
Farming Incidents Per Month
Farming Fatalities in NZ Feb 2019 - Feb 2020
Farming Fatalities Per Month


The aim of health and safety isn’t to tick boxes and fill out forms. It’s time we all started to talk more about those ‘what if’ moments before they become a near miss. We need to communicate effectively to promote a safer, more productive farm.

our approach

We acknowledge the problem through highlighting agriculture’s poor health and safety performance, and communicate this effectively in order to target our actions and interventions. 

We have open conversations about health and safety in the agricultural sector, and learn from one another’s experiences – the good and bad.

Safer Farms and #PlantASeedForSafety

The #PlantASeedForSafety Project is an Australian born initiative, founded by Alex Thomas and is powered by Safer Farms in New Zealand.

The project works by profiling women from all parts of rural industries and communities who are making positive and practical improvements to the health, safety and wellbeing of those around them. 

Find our more about #PlantASeedForSafety HERE

Treat farm machinery with the same respect as a loaded firearm.
Both have the same potential outcome.

To find out more about who exactly is behind Safer Farms

What’s STKY on farm?
STKY = Shit That Kills You