A LECTURER from the National Centre for Farmer Health at Hamilton has told a farm safety conference that safety issues extend beyond the property gate.
Dr Jacqui Cotton spoke on communities as role models for farm safety in a paper titled “Children See, Children Do”.
“From a young age they mimic adults,” Dr Cotton said.
“In the nought to four age-group is where a lot of injuries occur and it’s where most care needs to be taken.”
Dr Cotton said the greatest issue was encouraging a culture of safety throughout the whole farming community.
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