2010-09-22 / Agriculture

Farm Safety Walk About

With this large piece of equipment, it won’t take too long. With this large piece of equipment, it won’t take too long. The following checklist is a guide. For a more comprehensive checklist, obtain the Farm Safety Audit from IAREH at the University of Saskatchewan.


• Roll-over protective structure used and seat belts installed

• All shields and guards (e.g., PTO) installed

• Proper hitching attachments (i.e., draw bar and safety chain) are used

• Hearing protection available (tractor cab or ear protection) Vehicles, Tools, Machinery, etc.

• Tools, machinery, equipment maintained

• Vehicles maintained

• Lockout mechanism available

• All shields and guards installed

• Hearing protection available

• Hydraulic hoses in good repair

• All warning decals and engine shut-off instructions visible

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• Slow Moving Vehicle sign attached

• Brakes in good working order

• Battery in good condition

• Operator’s platform clear of debris

• Visibility clear

• Fire extinguisher on machine

Fire Protection

• Isolate all sources of ignition

• Extinguishers (full) in hazardous areas

• No smoking signs in hazardous areas

• Exits clearly marked in hazardous areas

• Proper electrical installation

• Flammable materials stored safely

• Fire emergency numbers listed near telephone

• Emergency fire plan posted Orientation and Training

• Workers trained in safety work procedures

• Workers receive adequate supervision

• Workers trained in proper lifting, moving and repositioning Chemical Hazard & Biohazard Protection

• Chemicals stored safely and labeled properly

• Biohazards identified and dealt with safely

• Warning signs posted

• Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available, such as eye wear and protective clothing, in good condition

• Emergency numbers posted Other Emergency Preparation

• Emergency plan posted

• Emergency numbers posted

• First aid supplies for all work places

Farm Buildings

• Fire exits clear

• Aisles, stairs, ladders and floors uncluttered and in good repair

• Light and ventilation adequate

• Buildings free of hazardous materials

• Hazardous ladders/ openings/protrusions guarded

• Toilet/waste disposal facilities adequate

• Electrical fixtures suitable Farm Yard

• Assigned play area for children away from work areas

• Protection from enclosed spaces such as cisterns, wells, manure pits, feed silos

• Protection from dugouts

• Grain bins located away from electrical hazards

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