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KEEPING KIDS SAFE ON THE FARM


The farm is a unique setting in that it is both a home and a work place, it can offer children an endless backyard to explore, though may also be home to a number of hazards which can cause injury or death.

The most common causes of childhood injury or death on the Australian farm is from drowning in dams, quad bike accidents, and injury from farm machinery and farm animals.


MAKE PASSENGER SAFETY A PRIORITY

Kidsafe Australia with the support of NRMA Insurance and SGIO have developed the ‘Make Passenger Safety a Priority’ animation to reduce the risk of injury to children whilst travelling in your car.


TRAMPOLINE SAFETY

Eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia. Watch Australian Olympic trampolinist Blake Gaudry explain the simple steps you can take to avoid injuries such as fractures, open wounds, dislocations and head injuries.


BURNS

On average 500 children a year present to the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department as a result of a burn or scald, with one third of these children requiring admission into hospital.


ROAD SAFETY WITH SCRAT AND BRENDAN

Kidsafe has teamed up with Scrat from Ice Age and former Wallabies player Brendan Cannon, to teach kids how to be safe on, near and around our roads.


PREVENTING FALLS IN CHILDREN

Falls are the leading cause of childhood injury, accounting for almost 40 percent of hospital admissions to Princess Margaret Hospital. It's important to keep in mind that children will sometimes end up with grazes, however serious injuries from falls can be prevented.


PREVENTING POISONING IN CHILDREN

On average just over 500 Western Australian children present each year to the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department for a poisoning injury, of these more than half are due to pharmaceuticals.