From the Journal
Farm safety should never be looked on as an irritant or some regulatory requirement. It’s simply about ensuring you are not placing yourself or your loved ones in unnecessary danger as you go about your daily work- for it is usually farm family members that are the victims of accidents in our fields and yards.
Three things are essential to ensure good farm safety standards. Firstly training and awareness, particularly for young people helping out in the evenings, at weekends and on holidays. Whether intending to make a career in farming or not, no-one should be placed in charge of machinery or animals without proper instruction. The key to staying safe is always doing the right thing, even when it’s going to cost time, because if we take short-cuts...