Winter safety tips for your farm
With the cold of winter comes many new dangers. As the temperature drops and snow and ice begin to cover the ground, it is a good time to review safety tips to keep yourself and your animals safe this winter.
- Keep waters from freezing by checking often and investing in heaters and de-icers.
- Prepare shelter and wind breaks to protect animals from harsh winds and freezing temps.
- Monitor roofs for ice dams and piling snow.
- Let others know where and when you’ll be working, take a radio or cell phone with you to communicate in case of emergency.
- Dress warmly: insulated and waterproof clothing and boots with good traction. Ensure hands and feet are being kept dry and protected.
- Put salt and sand down on common walkways.
- Monitor the weather and make sure to keep yourself safe first. You can always resume the task after dangerous weather has passed.
For a full list of farm winter safety tips check out this article by Ginnell Mutual, to keep your farm safe this winter season.