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Shooting or using firearms to scare birds in orchards has clear risks. We have produced guidance for growers, shooters and other orchard workers to reduce the likelihood of shotgun accidents.
Guidelines for the safe use of shotguns in bird shooting and scaring on orchards
These guidelines include advice on training, emergency procedures, protecting people nearby, warning signs, hearing protection and storing firearms and ammunition.
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.