Child tractor safety
68% of the fatal accidents to children on farms in the period 2005-2014 were associated with the use of tractors and machinery
Tractors and machinery are the biggest causes of fatal child accidents on farms. VIDEO
Ensure a child isn’t killed or seriously injured on your farm by remembering:
Children under 7 should never be inside the cab of a tractor. Children aged 7 – 16 should only ride in a tractor on a properly fitted passenger seat with seat belts inside a cab or frame. Children under 14 should never operate tractors or self-propelled machines. When tractors are not in use: - Keep unattended tractors locked. - Remove the keys and keep them out of sight of children. - Lower implements to the ground. - Leave controls in neutral and apply the handbrake. Advise visitors and contractors on your farm of these precautions.
it is not possible to supervise a child and work on the farm at the same time.