Tractors

In an average year more than five people are killed using farm tractors. If you own or work with tractors, it’s important to be aware of the risks they pose and to know how to manage those risks.

We have produced guidance on using tractors safely.

Safe use of tractors (fact sheet)

This fact sheet provides concise guidance on both good practice and the law around tractor use.

Safe use of tractors - fact sheet 

Safe use of tractors on farms (good practice guidelines)

These guidelines provide comprehensive guidance on using tractors on farms to help farm owners and contractors meet their health and safety obligations.

Safe use of tractors - good practice guidelines

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

Approved code of practice for roll over protective structures on tractors in agricultural operations

This code of practice provides guidance on roll over protective structures on tractors in agricultural operations. This guidance was produced with Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

ACOP: Roll over protective structures on tractors in agricultural operations (PDF 134 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.