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Safety around the farm

Discover essential safety tips for avoiding dangers on the farm, covering potential drowning hazards, proper handling of electric fences, caution around overhead power lines, and careful navigation of pivot ruts. Safety first, always.

Discover essential safety tips for avoiding dangers on the farm, covering potential drowning hazards, proper handling of electric fences, caution around overhead power lines, and careful navigation of pivot ruts. Safety first, always.

1
Drowning:
There is potential for drowning in two rivers and the effluent pond.
There is no need to get in or on the pond.
Take care when rivers are in flood.

Drowning: There is potential for drowning in two rivers and the effluent pond. There is no need to get in or on the pond. Take care when rivers are in flood.

2
Electric fences:
The far fences run at about 7 - 8KV.
Treat all fences and gates as if they are live and don't touch.
You will get thrown if you do!

Electric fences: The far fences run at about 7 - 8KV. Treat all fences and gates as if they are live and don't touch. You will get thrown if you do!

3
Overhead power lines:


Crossing to pumps at the hospital.

Crossing to poll behind the calf sheds.

Crossing the whole of the farm just east of the dairy to the main pump sheds.
Ensure front end loaders are down when near them.

Overhead power lines:

Crossing to pumps at the hospital.

Crossing to poll behind the calf sheds.

Crossing the whole of the farm just east of the dairy to the main pump sheds. Ensure front end loaders are down when near them.

4
Pivot ruts:
There are 4 pivots on the farm so be aware in EVERY PADDOCK for ruts and drive slowly.
Especially on bikes.
Cross them straight on on a bike NOT on an angle.

Pivot ruts: There are 4 pivots on the farm so be aware in EVERY PADDOCK for ruts and drive slowly. Especially on bikes. Cross them straight on on a bike NOT on an angle.