As harvest is in full swing in the Prince Albert area, Parkland Ambulance Service asks people stay alert and safe.
As many farmers will be working long hours to get the crop off, people are reminded that farm machinery is very large and takes up a lot of space on the road. Motorists are reminded to slow down on grid roads, when approaching hills or blind corners.
“Give farm machinery plenty of room to navigate sometimes narrow road ways,” Parkland Ambulance stated. “Farmers when moving equipment please ensure appropriate signage and warning lights are on the machines so that motorist can clearly see the equipment.”
People are also reminded to keep children and pets away from large machinery -- preferably out of busy farmyards -- during harvest.
“As farmers might be tired at the end of a bust harvest day, still keep safety in mind,” the ambulance services said. “Watch for overhead lines, do not leave equipment running while attempting to complete what might be a minor repair. Be safe and have a great harvest.”