How to Keep Safe During Your Trip to A Farm? Posted on April 10, 2020April 15, 2020 by Sun Brook Farm Winery Management How can you keep yourself and your children safe when visiting a farm? Farms can be tricky. Anyhow, mind the following and you will be fine once again. Never Enter A Flowing Grain Bin Some people have suffocated in grain bins. The alarming fact is one-third of people who got trapped in the grain bin were under the age of 18. It’s easy to underestimate the force behind the bin. It more or less works like quicksand which is capable of burying a person in a matter of seconds. The best way to stay safe is never entering the bin while the grains are being loaded or unloaded, you better wait until the dust clears off. This way, you can see your footing before you step in. communicate these acts to your kid and assure they understand what you are trying to say. It’s for their own good. Keep Trees Trimmed Make sure to have your trees trimmed. When trees are overgrown, they become a hotbed for pests and rodents. If you have trees that are growing too far, and the branches start to touch a home, rodents may climb the trees and get access to your home. Make sure you always have to have a company take care of these. Here where we live, we have a tree service West Jordan company that helps us with these kinds of things. Look around your town and get a similar company to do the same. Learn the Pass Method Teach every member of your family how to use a fire extinguisher. Doing so can help you prevent tragedies and keep losses to a bare minimum. With this in mind, recently a P.A.S.S method has been introduced which resonates with the safety measures with kids and teens. It stands for Pull the pin of the extinguisher, aim low, squeeze the handle and sweep from side to side. Always wear Personal Protective Equipment Wearing PPE helps to avoid being exposed to hazardous chemicals so you have to speak up with your kids and tell them what they need to wear in order to avoid being exposed to hazardous material. Chemical resistant goggles, gloves, and respiratory are not any good if you don’t wear them properly. Don’t Use Stuff You are not trained to use It’s a fact that at least a hundred people die because they used equipment they had no idea how it worked. So it’s important you get properly trained to use the machinery. So you better review the manuals and do some practice. You can get some help online. Identify Hazards in Confined Space Confined spaces in the farm is a dangerous place for anyone to be in, especially for your kid. Yes, kids and teen face greater danger in these spaces because they are not capable of identifying the danger, least knowing where it is. So, you have to take in necessary steps to assure you and your kid will be safe when on the farm. There are different guides made available online that help the kids identify hazards around them. Just follow the guides and start learning about how to keep safe at a farm.