Parents are being urged to be aware of risks for children when visiting family and friends on the farm these holidays.
Parents should take steps to ensure their children are as safe as possible, according to paediatric intensive care nurse and PAEDs First Aid co-founder Grace Larson.
Ms Larson, who lives on a farm outside Heathcote with her three young children, said while farms could be a wonderful place for children to grow up on, unfenced dams, farm machinery and livestock posed a higher risk of accident or injury if children were unsupervised.
According to the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, 15 per cent of farm deaths are children, with dams being associated with around 70 per cent of drowning accidents for toddlers.
Other risks on the farm include animal water troughs, water tanks and septic tanks.
"Dams are not the only bodies of water that we need to be aware of on a farm either, there are also animal water troughs, water tanks and septic tanks that can also pose a risk for curious children," Ms Larson said.
To maintain a safe environment on the farm for children, it is recommended that you:
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