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Safety on the farm

This article was published in September 2020 and may be outdated.

Farm accidents can cause severe injuries, death, and damage to property and livestock. Most accidents are preventable.

Always take a moment to look up and check your clearance before moving machinery, and maintain at least 3 metres between your equipment and power lines. Follow these tips to stay safe:

Bury overhead power lines

If your farm yard has overhead power lines, consider having them buried to eliminate the danger of equipment contacting them and to prevent downed lines during storms.

Manitoba Hydro’s Go Underground Program compensates a portion of the costs to bury the primary line in your farm yard. The program may cover: