Farms are great places for children to grow and develop. However, the safety for children on farms is a major concern.
Some of these concerns include:
- drownings in dams, irrigation channels and rivers/creeks
- quad bike accidents
- machinery and vehicle accidents
- injuries from livestock.
Farmsafe Australia has developed Child Safety on Farms: A Framework for a National Strategy and a program of work at Ag Health to address this issue.
The following publications developed by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety relate to key child injury risks on farm and best practice safety recommendations.
- Child safety on farms checklist
- Safe play areas on farms: A resource package
- Get going. Moving kids safely on farms (booklet)
- Childcare options for farming families (factsheet)
- Child safety on farms guideline (booklet)
- Child safety on farms: priorities for best practice (presentation)
- Child safety on farms (case studies)
- Ripper II: Growing kids on farms – an educational resource for primary schools