There are many causes of burns on farms. These include burns from friction, heat, sun, chemicals, equipment and fuels.
Some of the causes of burns include UV radiation (sunburn), flame, radiant heat, hot liquids or gases, electricity, fuels and certain chemicals.
Burns need emergency medical care. Apply cool running water over the burn site for 20 minutes, or until the skin has cooled.
Major burns are a medical emergency and require urgent medical attention. In some cases, skin graft surgery is needed.
Always call triple zero Tel 000 for major burns. You will be given advice over the phone, so don't delay calling because you think you are too far away from help.