August Timely Reminder

Keep children safe on farm

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Minting Park Farm, LincolnshIt will be all hands on deck with the harvest but remember to keep children safe on farm. Remember- Safe Site, Safe Work Safe Driver.

Safe Site- Keep children away from work areas such as active farmyards.

Safe Work-  It’s illegal for children under 13 to ride on or drive agricultural self-propelled machines, you must risk assess all hazards that could affect young people aged 13-18 and received written notification from parents/local authority education officer as necessary.

Safe Driver-depending on age, a young person is only allowed to drive selected machines and perform certain jobs. You should assess the individual’s competency and experience, not just their age before allowing them to operate any machine.

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