A brief farm safety checklist has been released by Farmsafe Australia; it aims to highlight the areas on farms and rural properties where special attention needs to be paid to ensure the safety of children and young people.
Around 30 children die each year on Australian farms, and
many more are injured. The most hazardous activities for young people up to the age
of 14 are working with farm machinery, farm vehicles, motorcycles and, perhaps
surprisingly, horses. Young people under 16 are encouraged not to ride on quad