Children who live on farms are more likely to be injured or killed on the farm than their parents or other farm workers. With school holidays either upon us (or approaching) and children staying home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, children will be living, playing and sometimes working on their family farms. During a time when families are staying home it is more important than ever to ensure children are always in safe areas and there are no serious injuries. This can be achieved by creating safe play areas, appropriate farm tasks and having safety conversations with your children in your home.
Keeping yourself fit and healthy – but stay at home.
Farmers need to be fit and healthy because you cannot ‘take a sickie’ when there’s no one to take your place. Looking after your health is an important part of your business risk management to ensure you can continue to look after your farm! It is more important than ever to keep your number one asset in the best shape possible. The COVID-19 pandemic may put enormous pressure on the Nation’s health services: you can help our health services by helping yourself stay out of them. You can do this by keeping yourself as fit, healthy and happy as possible.