CFS Codes of Practice

The CFS, in conjunction with Grain Producers SA, Primary Producers SA as well as the State Government have developed new Codes of Practice for Broad Acre and Vegetation Pile Burning as well as for the use of Prescribed Tools.

The Codes take into account lessons learned from recent out-of-season bushfires and are designed as a guide to the South Australian farming community in safe out-of-fire season land management practices and the safe use of friction cutting tools and welders which at any time of the year may be an ignition source for the fire.

CFS Code of Practice - Grain Harvesting
This code of practice applies to all grain harvesting and grain handling operations that occur "in the paddock", including operation of grain harvesters, operation of vehicles involved in transporting grain, grain dryers and grain augers. The Grain Harvesting Code of Practice applies to harvesting of any flammable crop.
CFS Code of Practice - Use of metal cutting tools and welders - April 2015
A guide to assist in the use of prescribed tools (Angle Grinders/Metal friction tools) outside of the fire danger season
CFS Code of Practice - Broad Acre Burning April 2015
A guide to assist in the practice of safe broad acre stubble burning outside of the fire danger season.
CFS Code of Practice - Vegetation Rubbish Pile Burning - April 2015
A guide to assist in the practice of safe vegetation pile burning outside of the fire danger season.