Resources & HSNO

On Farm Fuel Safety

On 1 December 2017, the new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations came into effect.

Below are some resources which will provide guidance on your obligations surrounding the storage and handling of Diesel and Petrol on your property.  For more information, please contact your local Account Manager, or alternatively you can contact WorkSafe directly. ​

Safety Data Sheets

Access to current Safety Data Sheets for Diesel and Petrol and understanding the information they contain is essential. Safety Data Sheets contain information about;

  • Fuel hazards
  • Health effects and first aid
  • Storage
  • Cleaning up spills
  • The right safety gear
  • What to do in an emergency

Bulk Fuel​

You can obtain the most recent Safety Data Sheet for Fuel via the Z Energy website here.


It is important to ensure you have Safety Data Sheets for your lubricants too.  We offer an extensive range of products and we can provide you with the necessary documentation for our entire range.   Please contact your Account Manager or Head Office to obtain these.  Below are some of our more popular items;

For a full range of Total Lubricant Safety Data Sheets please visit their website.

Cyber Security

Here at Fern your email security is important to us.

There are a number of sophisticated email scammers that are actively looking to deceive you into divulging your personal information or changing the ways you make payments for your purchases.

Fraudsters or scammers are looking to gain information or money through this deception and depending on how much personal information the scammer receives, they may have enough information to carry out virtual identity theft.

How to spot a scam email

When you receive an email asking you to pay an invoice, please check the email details carefully. Genuine Fern emails always use an suffix.  As a company we will never ask you for your login details or advise you of a change to our bank account via email.

If you receive an email that looks suspicious and or asks for a change of information, do not complete any changes or follow any links the email may include.

If you have received and completed a change of bank account request

The email will be a clever copy of a Fern invoice but will require you to make a change of bank account before payment is made. Fern will never advise of a bank account change via email.

If you have mistakenly made a change of bank account details for our invoices, we strongly recommend you:

  1. Contact your bank immediately and have them stop any payments that may have been made.
  2. Contact Fern on 0800 99 99 89 (24 hrs)
  3. Report the email to your local Police cyber-crime division.

Do not delete the email. Instead, put it in your junk mail folder in case the Police need it for further examination.

Helpful resources

Read advisories on the following websites:

Remember:  IDCARE, Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service, is available should you need to talk with someone about this crime, link) or 0800 201 415.