Farms continue to be one of the few workplaces where children still get killed. Earlier this year a three year old toddler was killed when he was run over by a vehicle driven by his father.
School holidays are a good time to remember it is against the law to allow a child under 13 to ride on or drive agricultural self-propelled machines (such as tractors) and other farm machinery.
When children are introduced to farm activities remember that you cannot supervise children and be involved in work at the same time. People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are family members. A few straightforward steps, and proper supervision of children, will reduce these risks.
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