These are many farm tasks that require you to work alone like operating equipment in the field. However, there are preventive measures that we can take to reduce the risks while you are working alone.
if you think that the hazards of the this work inessential then you are mistaken . You could be hurt, have a medical emergency, experience a mechanical breakdown, become stuck or other adverse conditions. A major risk of working alone is the delay between an incident happening and help coming
The number one prevention strategy is to control the hazards associated with the work. The following strategies are key to controlling hazards and reducing the risks associated with working alone
All hazards associated with the work and working alone have been identified and either eliminated or adequately controlled.
Person working alone provided with adequate information and training related to all hazards associated with the job and working alone.
Worker has easy access to adequate drinking water
All machinery and equipment has been maintained to ensure reliability
Suitable First Aid equipment or assistance is available to treat injuries associated with the work being done.
Employer knows where worker will be at all times
A system is in place to make regular contact with the worker
In the case of an emergency, worker is able to get immediate assistance