Our farms are a place of work while also our home environment. Sometimes it can be very difficult to separate the two. Implementing practical boundaries, so that all members of the family know of potential risks, is a great first step in making your farm safer.
Growing up on a farm offers an idyllic and unique lifestyle for our farm kids We want farm kids to grow up safely and harmoniously with what's happening on the farm
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Children are not always able to predict or respond to an unsafe situation. Their perception of the world is very different to an adult, even if their skill level is sometimes better than some adults. Always remember to keep an eye on them and be a good role model.

Child Safety – Two Wheel Motorcycles

Many children on farms learn to ride two wheel motorcycles recreationally before they progress towards riding motorcycles to perform farm work.
Teaching children to ride motorbikes recreationally is strongly recommended before allowing them to ride bikes on the farm.

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Child Safety – Tractors

Tractors are often one of the first pieces of powered mobile farming equipment that farmers teach their children to operate. However, tractors have accounted for 20 per cent of farm incidents involving working children.

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Child Safety – Supervision

Working children should be actively supervised while performing farm work. You should first determine if the task is a good match for your child’s abilities and maturity level, and then use these categories to select the level of supervision needed.

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Child Safety – Riding Horses on Farms

Farmers need to ensure that they invest time and effort when sourcing a suitable horse for their children. Appropriate temperament, behaviour, health condition, age, and life experiences of the animal will directly contribute to the riding experience your children will encounter.

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