Over the month of February, Kidsafe WA raises awareness around the prevention of common farm-related childhood injuries.
Australian farms are a unique setting for childhood injury. For children, growing up on a farm can mean an endless backyard full of exciting places to explore. For most farming families, the home environment often doubles as a workplace, meaning the number of potential hazards is greater than that in a typical home.
Australian farms consistently remain a high-risk setting for childhood injuries and fatalities, with young adolescent children being most at risk as they become more involved in farming activities.
To help you understand the potential risks and how to prevent them, we’ve collated helpful resources to aid you in creating a safer farm for your kids.