Child safety in your backyard

Teach your children to play safely with outdoor equipment and other children.

Clean up rubbish in the yard.

Keep outdoor tools and equipment locked away safely where children can't play with or be injured by them.

Check your yard for poisonous plants such as oleander and lantana. Remove or fence off these plants.

Teach your children how high they can go if there is a tree they like to climb and how to get down safely. Let them know they can only climb if an adult is present.

Keep sheds locked and garden products and tools locked away.

More information

For more ideas, activities and tips go to the 7 Steps to Safety page on the Department of Children and Families website.

Last updated: 10 July 2015

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