Farm Safety Tips To Reduce Accidents


Farm Safety Tips To Reduce Accidents

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Farm safety is a huge issue at present with farm accident numbers growing each year. Farms are not a play ground, farm machinery are not toys, livestock are not pets and safety is required by everyone on a farm to ensure there are no accidents.


Farm Buildings

  • Check all buildings for obvious fire hazards and hazardous materials

  • All farm chemicals should be stored securley so kids and animals can't get them
  • Keep the weeds and grass trimmed so there are no hidden accident spots
  • Keep tools stored away neatly and safetly

  • Keep gas and diesel fuel tanks correded off and away from the farm buildings

Personal Safety
  • Ensure clothes are not loose when working with farm equipment

  • Use safety equipment in a proper manner - gloves, hearing protection, and face masks
  • Talk to children about the dangers on a farm and how to be safe on the farm

Machinery
  • Don't take passengers on tractor hitches, attachments or trailers.

  • Ensure all PTO-powered equipment drive shafts are properly covered,
  • Keep kids away from PTOs at all times
  • Have first aid kits near where the tractor is kept.

  • Dont get out off a tractor before ensuring its in park.
  • Never leave power equipment running unattended.

  • Always check equipment and keep it well maintained

Livestock

  • Be aware for animals change in temperment - can never trust their reaction

  • Treat farm animals with respect.

  • Care is needed with farm animals at breeding season - i.e bulls, rams, stallions, bore,
  • Always take care around farm animals when giving birth - each animal reacts differnet at this time

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