Use of stationary engines to auger a crop -
The operator must clear the space immediately around the engine to a distance of at least 4 metres, or a person who is able to control the engine is present at all times while the engine is in use. The operator must also carry a shovel or rake, and a portable water spray; and ensure the engine or exhaust system complies with the following:
Use of internal combustion engines to harvest or move a flammable crop -
The operator must carry a shovel or rake, and a portable water spray; and ensure the engine or exhaust system complies with the following:
Code of Practice
The Code requires suspending grain harvesting operations when the local actual Grassland Fire Danger Index exceeds 35.
A copy of the Code of Practice and handy stickers that can be stuck in your harvester easily show how to work out the Grassland Fire Danger Index using wind speed, temperature and relative humidity.
These stickers and information brochures about the code are available the Council Offices.
Alternatively you can open the attachments to view and print this information.