News
2nd Jul

2019

Improving Child Safety on Farms

The TFA is proud to support The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) campaign to improve farm safety.  As schools prepare to break up for the summer, now is the time to take measures to help promote child safety on your farm.

Farms can be wonderful places for children to grow up, where independence and responsibility are fostered, and family relationships are strengthened. However, the sad fact is that farms are the only workplace where children continue to die, in what is always a horrific tragedy for families and heart-breaking for their communities.

Farms and farmyards are not playgrounds. They are hazardous.

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving farm safety. The TFA is working with the FSP, to promote the following top tips to improve child safety on farms in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and FSP.

 

  • Think carefully before letting children in the farm workplace. These can be dangerous and hazardous places.
  • Adult supervision is essential to help prevent accidents involving children.
  • Children under 13 are specifically prohibited from driving or riding on any agricultural machine.

For more tips and guidance, click here.

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