About PASS

About PASS

 Farmers, contractors and service providers are highly skilled professionals and a scarce commodity. We can’t afford to lose them to foreseeable or preventable accidents.

Between the year 2000 and 2008 there have been seven fatalities on farms in Northern Tasmania. This is SEVEN TOO MANY and we must not let this continue.

PASS Inc. was formed in February 2007 as a result of a double fatality on a Tasmanian farm. Two vibrant, dedicated 21 year olds died, when the irrigation pipe they were handling came in contact with overhead powerlines. Fatalities just keep happening. Nothing ever seems to change. PASS Inc formed, as we want to make a difference.

The Management committee with their strong rural background, all have a clear understanding of the devastation caused by these fatalities. We aim for zero fatalities in rural workplaces.


  • Seeking knowledge, understanding & skills
  • Sharing this knowledge, understanding & skill
  • Supporting young persons, employers, education facilities, families and community groups to implement safe practices
  • Developing & providing educational programs and support material for implementing safe practices
  • Advocacy
  • Encouraging Research



Tasmanian Agriculture Productivity Group, on 24 October 2014, presented the PASS committee with the Award Service to the Agricultural Community” at their annual Excellence in Agriculture Awards.



Over All Winner of 2009 WorkCover Tasmania Safety Awards” & winner of “Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health & Safety”.

PASS  Chair Anne Taylor


Woodrising Farms” Highly Commended “Best Workplace Health & Safety Practice/s in Small Business”  28 April 2010, at 5th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards



Mike, Kathy & Rob Henry, Lauretta Atley & Simon McGee


Grant from Tasmanian Community Fund

PASS committee appreciate the support of Tasmanian Community Fund  for their 2008 grant to establish this website and their 2010-11 grant towards the cost of printing and distributing our 2010-11 newsletters .


Corporate Information:

Incorporated: April 2007

Financial Year: 1st July – 30th June.