Presentation on theme: "Child Safety on Farms David Lowe. The Facts In the last 10 years,18 children have died in Northern Ireland farm incidents 6 fell from moving tractors."— Presentation transcript:
The Facts In the last 10 years,18 children have died in Northern Ireland farm incidents 6 fell from moving tractors 5 drowned (4 in slurry tanks) 3 struck by moving objects 2 by contact with moving machinery and vehicles 1 hit by a cow 1 by fire
The Issues Farms are homes as well as workplaces Farmhouse close to farmyard and farm activities The farm presents unique risks to children Children unaware of dangers Rely on precautions
The Dangers Tractors Not designed to carry children Distracting to driver Risk of child falling out Few children survive the fall Driver cannot react in time
It is illegal for anyone to carry a passenger of less than 13 years old on a tractor or allow them to drive
Farmyard Traffic and Moving Machinery Busy traffic routes in farmyard Avoid reversing near to farmhouse Make delivery drivers aware of children Prevent child access to parked machinery Fields are dangerous playgrounds at silage / harvest time
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