Visitors, children and traffic

Visitors, Children and Traffic safety

Everyone wants a safe place to live and work.

The challenge with dairy farms is that they are workplaces with potentially hazardous animals, equipment, environments and substances and they are also places where families live and invite visitors.

Children living on and visiting farms can be exposed to a variety of workplace hazards not present at most homes.

Use the resources below to ensure that you are managing a safe workplace and fulfilling your legal obligations.

All farm businesses have an obligation under law to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees, contractors, family, visitors and members of the public.

Farm business who don’t act to fulfill health and safety responsibilities face significant fines and penalties.Not to mention the heartache of knowing someone has been injured or killed.

A good place to start is Step by step –Setting up safety for visitors, children and traffic on your farm


The Farm Safety Manual aims to make it straightforward for dairy farmers to build and improve a comprehensive farm safety system.

Further information
Child care options for farming families (University of Sydney) PDF
Children at the workplace (Dept. of Commerce WA) PDF
Keeping children safe in the workplace (WorkSafe Victoria) PDF
Child safety on farms: a practical guide
(University of Sydney / Farmsafe Australia)
Safe play areas on farm: a guide (Farmsafe Australia) PDF
Traffic management: a general guide and Traffic guide – info sheet (Safe Work Australia) Website
Early primary and Late primary school farm safety videos (Norco) Video