Kidsafe WA with the support of the Department of Health WA have released new resources focusing on farm safety to educate and inform the community on how to reduce the risk of child injury on the farm. Australian farms remain a high risk setting for injury and fatalities. As a farm is also a workplace, the number of potential hazards can be greater than that found in a typical home.
The new A Parent’s Guide to Kidsafe Farms covers safety around machinery and vehicles, hazardous chemicals, animals, quad bikes and many other farm hazards. It also features a Farm Safety Checklist to assist people to identify hazards on the farm and steps to reduce the risk of injuries from these. The guide can be downloaded electronically from the Kidsafe WA website, and printed copies will be provided to relevant communities on regional visits.
The Farm Safety Workshop is also available, which is a workshop that can be delivered for farming communities. The workshop will now be offered on all Kidsafe WA regional visits and is also available on request.
To view A Parent’s Guide to Kidsafe Farms click here.
To see more information or to request a Farm Safety Workshop click here.