Farming is always a dangerous occupation and it is even more so when extremes of weather arrive. Farmers should plan in order to minimise the effects of extreme hot weather on your farm and your family.
Look after your personal safety
always tell someone when and where you are going out on the farm, and for how long you will be gone.
wear suitable clothing and appropriate personal protective equipment (even if it is uncomfortable in hot weather).
reduce your risk of skin cancer by protecting your skin from uv rays, particularly between april and september.
carry a charged mobile phone and drinking water.
Looking after others
children should always be supervised on farms.
visitors (including family relatives) may not be familiar with a farm environment and should be accompanied when out on the farm.
Looking after livestock
ensure your animals have sufficient reserves of water and fodder at all times.
ensure your animals have sufficient shelter/shade.
be mindful of the weather conditions when transporting animals.