Curious children and daredevil adults are two risks farmers are being warned about during the holidays.
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said escaping to a rural property was a great way to enjoy the break, but farmers must ensure safety measures were in place.
“These properties are also a workplace, and there are lots of potential hazards that visitors must be aware of.”
Mr Kean gave these tips:
Mr Kean said quad bikes were one of the biggest dangers and killers on NSW farms, and owners should not bow to pressure for a joyride.
“I urge you to stay strong and say ‘no’.
“Don’t ever let children operate or be carried as passengers on quad bikes, and if any adult needs to ride one, make sure they always wear a helmet and are trained to operate the bike.”
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