With most activities, there are some safe and sure methods of going about performing some tasks and this is more of a problem when a number of individuals are involved in the said activity and also when the complexity of process involved are high. It takes a fair bit of conscientious effort on the part of the people managing the affairs to bring about as safe a working condition as would be possible.
Operation Of Machinery Safely
-Make sure all shafts and chains that typically drive the farm machinery is well shrouded at all times. It is the general habit of those working with the machines to keep these open for easier access. An inexperienced hand could easily get hurt even if the person is aware of the situation.
-All tractors and allied equipment must make use of suitable cabs to keep operators protected at all times. The proper maintenance of the cabs must be carried out periodically and any rust formation that could signal weakening of the structures must be duly noted.
-Mirrors, lights and indicators on any vehicle or trolley must be always in working order. It is of course the most desirable of conditions as also that any insurance claims would only stand up for scrutiny if they are found to be in order too.
-Chain saws are particular points of accidents due to the very activity that they are used in. Proper attention to the state of the saw blades as well as making sure that the worn out pieces are replaced at the soonest would tend to make the farms a safe place to work in.
Tending To Livestock
–Any piece of equipment that are used in the assistance of handling large sized animals like cattle pins and the likes must be replaced at the first signs of wear and tear. Never wait for incidents to bring out the state of such tools and rigs.
-Bulls must be kept in rings and closed securely at all times. The rather unstable temperaments of these animals make it important that it is so done.
-It is customary to have large animals on farms. The most accepted manner to handle them is to keep them securely penned and in proper enclosures as well.
Safety Of The Children On A Farm
–Children and trailers and wagons do not mix. It is best to keep away from offering the young ones rides on these no matter however innocent the activity might seem.
-Most farms use a variety of slurry pits. They must be kept properly fenced at all times and children must be instructed to the dangers posed by these pits.
-The pesticides and chemicals on the farm must be properly marked and kept out of reach of the children. This is an area where people can be easily taken off guard. If possible there must be a barn of sufficient ventilation that can be used for the storage of these and kept under lock and key.