Dressing inappropriately is a huge hazard. You may not think about the impact that something like an untied shoelace, loose long hair, and clothing threads from an old shirt can lead on major injuries when working farm equipment. Just simply dressing appropriately can reduce the risk of live threatening injuries. Be sure you are very well rested.
So many people die in car wrecks throughout the years simply because of tiredness and fatigue; farm equipment carries the same hazzard. Feeling fatigued when using machinery can be dangerous. Make sure you’re taking breaks from work when you need rest and not driving while tired in the slightest bit.
Avoid drinking any alcoholic beverages before or during your machinery operation. Just one drink can harm your ability to operate machinery. Keep alcohol out of the picture until you are completely done for the day.
Check to be sure all of the lights and flashing areas are working to get people’s attention from far away. Adjust all of your equipment accordingly before you start. This means keeping all of the guards, shields, and doors still in place when operating equipment. Making necessary changes to the equipment should be done while stopped and not in motion.
Keep children and animals away from the operation. Know where your children are all the time to dodge a very disastrous accident.