Protecting children on your farm
29th September 2022
As confident as some children may seem around the farm they are still exposed to high levels of risk. They can be injured or killed by machines or animals and are particularly susceptible to dangers in the farmyard. It is your responsibility to keep your farm as child-safe as possible or keep children away.
Anytime children under 16 spend on the farm needs to be planned and fully supervised by an adult not engaged in any work activity. If children are present on the farm make sure everyone who works there knows.
Here are some other things to remember.