Looking to improve safety on your farm? Read on to learn some tips that will help keep you, your family, visitors, and animals safe on your farm today.
When moving around the farm, especially while operating equipment, it is important to be aware of what is going on around you. A good way to help with this would be to limit distractions like loud music. Be sure that children and animals are away from what you are working on to avoid accidents.
When using equipment, make sure to focus your attention on doing your job correctly. Try to use the equipment for its intended purpose and follow built-in safety precautions like using shields. It’s always a good idea to read the manual for the equipment that you are using, so you can avoid accidents caused by misuse.
Dress in Appropriate Clothing
Dressing in appropriate clothing for the task you're doing can prevent severe, even deadly accidents on the farm. Some things you can do include, tying your hair back, wearing proper eye protection, limiting baggy or loose clothing, and wearing close-toed shoes.
Have a Plan in Place in Case of Emergency
When an emergency does happen on the farm, having a plan of action in place can make a huge difference in how an emergency will play out. First, create a list of emergency contacts and figure out who to call in emergency situations. Next, go over the layout of your farm and know where to go in case something happens. Finally, keep an emergency toolkit ready with a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and more. These toolkits need to be in accessible, easy-to-find areas!
Use Warning LEDs to Get Noticed
When operating agricultural equipment, you may be able to control what you are doing, but you can’t guarantee that others will be as cautious. Installing Hy-Capacity LED Warning Lights on your agricultural equipment is a great way to improve safety on your farm.
Warning Lights can be applicated to various locations on your equipment. Some possible locations that Warning Lights can go are the Cab Front, Cab Rear, Fender Rear, Platform, ROPS Bar, and Wide Transport.