Tractoring For Women In The Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu
A report released by Farmsafe Australia found that tractors were involved in 20 per cent of the fatal accidents on farms in 2022. Statistics like this and requests from female clients over the past few years, lead to the development of our Tractoring For Women course.
If you own a small acreage farm or property in the Adelaide Hills or Fleurieu Peninsula, and you’re not as confident with your tractor as you’d like to be, this Tractoring For Women course has been created for you.
Our inaugural event was held on May 11, 2023, and was a raging success with demands for new dates to be arranged.
We are also proud to announce that we have been awarded one of three 2023 SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow awards, which recognised programs that improved workplace safety for women and young people.
We are currently reflecting on how to expand the program and roll out training programs across Australia with the support of tractor manufacturers and retailers.
In the half-day session (we’re also considering a full day session in the future), we help you cover the basics, get some experience in a tractor, and show you some techniques for helping you to get more out of your tractor, safely.
One-On-One Tractoring For Women Training
We have also developed a One-On-One Tractoring For Women session, which women can buy to have Belle Baker spend half a day with them on their tractor, to get up to speed quickly.
It’s been designed especially for women taking delivery of new tractors and some tractor dealerships might even consider buying or subsidising this special course to help you get the most from your tractor, safely!
If you’d like to know more, please email Belle at hello@AHfarmservices.com.au.
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Tractoring for Women on Weekend Sunrise
It was an early start on Sunday, November 5, 2023, when we had to gather, with tractors ready, at 7am, for the Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise film crew to arrive to prepare us to be on national TV.
The interest arose from the welcome news that our unique traning course, Tractoring For Women, had won a SafeWork SA Award.
Roll out! Tractoring for Women ready to go national
An Adelaide Hills businesswoman has established an award-winning training program, aimed at giving women the confidence to get behind the wheel of a tractor
Tractoring for Women creator Belle Baker says she now wants to expand the program across the country.
Tractoring for Women course wins SafeWork SA award, launches expansion bid
A hobby farming training course which teaches women starting out on small acreage the skills and confidence to operate tractors has won a SafeWork SA Award.
Tractoring for Women creator Belle Baker said she wanted to expand the program across the country.
Award winning workshop gets women confident behind the wheel of tractor
A first of its kind workshop which has put women in the driver’s seat of on-farm safety is set to be rolled out across other small acreage areas after its organisers won a prestigious $10,000 Safework SA award last week.
Here are some photos from our inaugural Tractoring For Women event
As you’ll see in the images, we were delighted to have the sought-after, practical farm safety speaker, Alex Thomas, from #PlantASeedForSafety, on site for our training, keeping us grounded in a realistic, down-to-earth approach for farming safely. Her insights and support have been invaluable.
Thursday 11 May 2023: 10am - 2pm (including lunch)
A one-day practical course for women
Everything you need to understand your tractor and safely undertake practical jobs around the farm
- Prestart checks
- Lifting, moving and stacking hay bales
- Swapping the bucket for hay forks
- Attach a slasher with 3-point-linkage
All this for only $380 pp inc GST
Location: Great Gums, 87 Gould Road, Currency Creek Phone: Belle Baker 0429 130 673 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org