Farm machinery safety

Australia, 1970


This 1970 film examines safety factors relating to farm machinery. The film outlines safety features of tractors, including overhead protective frames, guards, maintenance, braking, safety belts and hitching, as well as the importance of guards on a variety of large pieces of farm machinery. The footage includes tractors being used on the farm and examples of common accidents that can occur, inlcuding several scenes of tractors overturning in the field. Of particular interest are the examples of machinery used in the 1960s, including Ford and Massey-Ferguson tractors, the footage of testing on Rheem overhead protective frames and scenes of large dairy farms in New South Wales.

Produced by the New South Wales Department of Labour and Industry and presented by the Rural Safety Advisory Service.

Please note: As this is an archival work, the content does not reflect current practice or standards. Professional advice for up-to-date safety practices should be sought from the appropriate contemporary authority.

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production company

New South Wales. Dept. of Labour and Industry


Allen Keen


Reg Barrett



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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia - Safety aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm equipment

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farming

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Harvesting machinery - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tractors - Safety measures

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → New South Wales - Social life and customs

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → New South Wales - Rural conditions

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → New South Wales - History

Places → New South Wales

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia






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