Farm Safety

Please take the time to read the following Articles for some great Farm Safety information!



2 Day Standard Standard First Aid and CPR Course dates for this summer:



21st & 22nd – Stratford

23rd & 24th – Stratford

25th & 26th – Summerside


12th & 13th – Stratford

14th & 15th– Stratford

19th & 20th – Summerside

24th & 25th– Stratford

28th & 29th – Summerside


5th & 6th– Stratford

9th & 10th– Stratford

16th & 17th– Summerside

21st & 22nd– Stratford

27th & 28th– Summerside

Workers Compensation for Farm Operators and Employees

Are you a farm owner that isn’t currently covered by Workers Compensation and are wondering how you and your employees may benefit? Here are some common questions answered for you to help you make an informed decision on getting coverage for your farm.  MORE

WCB Occupational Health & Safety Education Sessions- Summer 2014

Session topics include:

-Safety Committee Orientation & Improvement

-Workplace Inspections

-Incident Investigations

-Strategies for Keeping Young Workers Safe

-Hazard and Risk Assessment

-Due Diligence for Managers & Supervisors

For further details on each session view the WCB link below or call Lori Wakelin at the WCB office 368-5698. All sessions are free of charge. Details

Safety training is still being made available to farmers and farm employees through the Federation of Agriculture.

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Forklift
  • Confined Spaces
  • Tractor Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Class 3A Driving Training
  • Welding Safety
If there is any other training you are seeking and do not see it listed above, please contact and we will do our best to organize and offer that training.

Electrical Safety

Maritime Electric is offering electrical safety presentations to better educate Islanders on the importance of electrical safety at home and at the workplace. Presentations can be booked for your staff or organization through Maritime Electric at the link below:

Class 3A Driver Training

The PEI Federation of Agriculture is partnering with Skills PEI to offer Class 3A driver license training to farmers,farm employees, or anyone looking to enter the agriculture industry.

The course will be 3 weeks in duration, and to be eligible you must be:

  • Unemployed;
  • EI eligible;
  • Or Currently in receipt of Employment Insurance

The course will be offered through JVI, starting every 3 weeks.

If you are interested please sign up early as space is limited. For further details and to register, please contact Charlotte Crooks – Farm Safety Coordinator at (902) 368-7289 or by email .

Hazard and Risk Assessment Workshops

The Federation of Agriculture in partnership with the Workers Compensation Board and CASA will be offering Hazard and Risk Assessment workshops throughout the year. The workshops will give insight on how to prevent injury and accidents on the farm by learning how to properly indentify hazards and risks, and develop and implement a plan to keep safe and avoid accidents.

To attend a workshop, or to set one up at your farm contact Charlotte at 368-7289 or by email .

Construction Safety Training Systems Course

Holland College offers an online Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) course that outlines the basic principles of safety in the workplace. Although it is geared towards the construction industry, many of the principals are universal for every workplace including farming. The course length is 7.5 hours at Holland College, or you can do it from home at your convenience over a 3 week period and go in and write the test when you are ready. The cost of the course is $150+ gst. For a detailed course outline and to register please use the following link:

Emergency Tubes

The Federation of Agriculture is pleased to introduce Emergency Tubes to the agriculture community. The purpose of Emergency Tubes is to aid rescue personnel when attending to a farm related incident. The tubes will allow responders to better understand the property and where its hazards are located.

The emergency Tubes will be located on the property, and map out property boundaries, buildings, streams, equipment, animals, and chemical storage. The implementation of Emergency Tubes will aid rescuers in finding where the emergency is located, as well as inform them of other risks and precautions to take when responding to the call. It is vital to know where animals are located, what type of chemicals are on the property, and were chemicals are stored.

Farmers will have the opportunity to have a tube placed on their property free of charge through the Federation of Agriculture. Please contact Charlotte to set up an appointment to obtain an Emergency Tube.

Slow Moving Vehicle Signs

Slow Moving Vehicle signs are now available at the Federation Office. Signs are free of charge to members and $20 to non members, maximum 2 signs per farm. Please contact Charlotte at 368-7289 or by email to reserve yours.


Round Bale Transportation Safety Video


Contact Charlotte

Charlotte Crooks
Program Officer