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Rural Women New Zealand Drummond branch president Eunice Roberts said the branch ran a ‘‘successful’’ safety day, which taught pupils of Drummond School and Drummond Kindergarten skills to stay safe.
Mitre 10 Winton staff taught children how to safely use a chainsaw, lawnmower and weedeater and how to work safely with chemicals.
Marine South staff showed the children a boat and how to be safe on it, including how to wear a life jacket and the benefits of using a personal locator beacon.
Milne Transport staff explained the distance it took for a truck travelling at 90kmh to stop.
Police staff explained the workings of a Taser device, pepper spray and speed guns and how motorists could avoid fines by not using a cellphone or having a pet on their laps when driving.
An Adaptive Health and Safety staff member taught first aid skills and explained how to be aware of farm animals and how to greet a dog.