Graduate Research School Available Projects Workplace Health and Safety: Agritourism

Workplace Health and Safety: Agritourism

Title of Project

Workplace Health and Safety: Agritourism

Name of Advisor/s

Richard Franklin


College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science

Summary of Project

Agritourism is a generic term to describe any situation in which a person undertakes a holiday in an agricultural setting which engages with any agriculturally based operation or activity.  Agritourism is growing and can be a significant component of on farm income, as such there is a need to understand the safety risks and develop safety programs to help maximise fun and minimise liability.  To date there has been little work around agritourism safety, this project would explore current agritourism models, as well as the hazard and risk and develop an evidence base for their mitigation.  

Key Words

Safety, WHS, agriculture, risk, hazards, tourism

Would suit an applicant who

Has a background in workplace health and safety; psychology, human behaviour; public health; environmental health; business.