ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)75859
CIS number 00-1567
Year 2000
Convention or series no. AS10 (rev2)
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Preventing accidents to children on farms
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 14p. 5 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as10.pdf [in English]
Abstract Since most farms are homes as well as workplaces, there is a constant presence of children around the worksite. Between 1986 and 1999, there were 67 fatalities and 400 serious injuries involving children as a result of agricultural work in the United Kingdom. The most common causes of death or injury were: strikes by vehicles; drowning and asphyxiation; strikes by moving objects; falls from heights; accidental contact with machinery; fire. Aimed at farmers, this booklet provides practical guidance on reducing risks to children and young persons on the farm, identifying operations that are too hazardous for children and young persons and complying with United Kingdom legal requirements.
Descriptors (primary) children; United Kingdom; training material; plant safety organization; agriculture; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; responsibilities of employers; tractors and trailer trucks; harvesting machinery; machinery; bulk storage bins; handling of animals; young persons; qualifications; replaced; safety guides; liquid manure
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
OSH training