Why is farming a risky business?
Technology on farms is increasing but does this make them safer?
This resource introduces your class to health and safety on farms from the past spotting risks on photographs in our archive, exploring the present and solutions for the future. Pupils learn how to keep safe using tools and how to take risks in a managed environment. They can take a quiz on whether to be a farmer and debate whether farming will always be a risky business with advancements in technology.
This resource works alongside our short Risky Business film.
THEMES AND TOPICS
• Investigating/analysing previous technologies and the work of others
• Understanding development in design and technology
• Design impacts on people, society and the environment
• Health, safety and wellbeing at work
SUGGESTED AGE RANGE:
Primary KS1 and KS2
LINKS WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES
What was farming like before modern technology? The impact of technological change on food production.