Safer Fences for Children on Farms

  • 25 pages

  • Published: 1 Feb 2005

  • Author(s): Stiller, Laurie, Baker, Wayne

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More than half of the 30 deaths per year that occur on Australian farms occur to children under four years of age and drowning accounts for around one third of all deaths. Securely fenced safe play areas on farms are a key intervention for the prevention of child death and injury on farms due to drowning and contact with farm vehicles and machinery. This publication provides practical advice on adapting an existing fence or building a new fence to help keep young children away from farm hazards and perhaps also keep animals out of the garden/house area. 2005, 25pp, Pub. No. 05/008, $16