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Farm Safety

Farm Safety Presentation by Shane Webcke
Thursday 30 May at Rotary FNQ Field Days
Supported by Bendigo Bank & Howe Farming

Our farm safety demonstrations including a powerful presentation from Queensland Farm Safety ambassador and former rugby league great, Shane Webcke, will be delivered by leaders in farm safety and will cover the various parts of farming life – working, transport, water, electrical and children – put safety first, always.

Keeping our farms free from health and safety risks is a high priority. Farm-related accidents and incidents are life-changing. Our attitude to farm safety and the decisions and choices which make are critical.

Rotary FNQ Field Days is dedicated to bringing more awareness to this theme. We will be exposing more safety methods in our marketing and promotion, hosting a Farm Safety talk and a range of safety demonstrations and attractions at the event, including ATV and 4WD.

Farm safety has several categories and areas of concern, some being:

  • -Farm deaths
  • -Accidents on farms
  • -Motorbike farm safety
  • -Water farm safety
  • -4WD farm safety
  • -electrical farm safety
  • -Children farm safety


About Shane Webcke


Shane_Webcke_Media_Kit-6.jpgSince retiring from a career in rugby league, I spend time now as a farmer, family man, businessman, author, news presenter, safety ambassador, guest speaker and host.

During my football career, I represented Queensland on twenty four occasions and represented Australia in twenty six tests. In that time, I only ever played for the Brisbane Broncos for some twelve years and was privileged to be named Daly M Prop of the year three times.

I've taken what I learned about commitment and work ethic from the farm as a young fella to the football field as a player and back to farming in regional Queensland. From there, I balance family life with my wife and three children with my other job in Brisbane, behind the news desk at Seven.

In 1994, when I was just 18 years old, my father was killed in a Queensland workplace incident. I had only just started my football career under the guidance of Wayne Bennett when I received the news that my world had changed forever. My direct experience with the horrific outcome of my father’s workplace fatality, has led me to my role as a safety ambassador. I share the story of my father in the hope it will motivate others to put safety first, always.

In 2006 I released my autobiography ‘Warhorse’ and since then have shared my knowledge, passion and experience with many audiences across Queensland and Australia as a keynote speaker, guest speaker, MC, panellist and host.

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