Farm Safety

What to keep an eye out for when driving your tractor

What to keep an eye out for when driving your tractor

A tractor is an essential vehicle on every farm – and cannot be done without. However, it is vital that...

June 14, 2021

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

With agricultural contractors and farmers alike under particular pressure this year to get the silage cut following a late start...

June 8, 2021

Child Farm Safety Week commences in Northern Ireland

Child Farm Safety Week commences in Northern Ireland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched Farm Safety Week 2021, which coincides with its annual...

June 1, 2021

Air ambulance tasked to 38 farm-related incidents so far

Air ambulance tasked to 38 farm-related incidents so far

The Irish Community Air Ambulance (ICAA) has been tasked 38 times to farm-related incidents and, in total, has responded to...

June 1, 2021

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Agricultural contractors should ensure they conduct “simple daily checks” on their tractors and machinery before hitting the roads for a...

May 31, 2021

Capital allowances for farm safety equipment delayed but will be backdated

Capital allowances for farm safety equipment delayed but will be backdated

There has been a delay in the delivery of accelerated capital allowances for farm-safety equipment, but the application process is...

May 29, 2021

Silage delay from wet weather raises farm safety concerns

Silage delay from wet weather raises farm safety concerns

The recent spell of wet weather and the ensuing delays to silage cutting and harvesting in some parts of the...

May 26, 2021

Farm safety an ‘integral part’ of Leaving Cert ag science

Farm safety an ‘integral part’ of Leaving Cert ag science

One of the overall aims of the agricultural science curriculum at Leaving Certificate level is to promote farm safety, according...

May 25, 2021

Amended quad safety regulations to come into effect later this year

Amended quad safety regulations to come into effect later this year

Amended regulations on the safe use of quad bikes will be coming into effect later this year, the Health and...

May 20, 2021

Laois firefighters ‘get to grips’ with agri-machinery rescues

Laois firefighters ‘get to grips’ with agri-machinery rescues

Laois County Fire and Rescue Service recently held agricultural machinery rescue training sessions with crews across the county as the...

May 12, 2021

What should drivers be on the look-out for this silage season?

What should drivers be on the look-out for this silage season?

With silage season getting underway across the country, there are certain elements that tractor drivers – and fellow road-users –...

May 10, 2021

Rural road users urged to exercise patience as silage season begins

Rural road users urged to exercise patience as silage season begins

Rural road users are being urged to exercise patience and awareness as this year’s silage season begins. The farm and...

May 5, 2021

‘Happened in a flash’: Sligo farmer underlines importance of safety checks

‘Happened in a flash’: Sligo farmer underlines importance of safety checks

Sligo farmer Aengus Mannion was almost crushed to death when a teleporter rolled over him on a farm in Navan,...

April 29, 2021

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

As the busy silage season gets underway, all farmers and contractors are being urged to carefully plan their work and...

April 29, 2021

13-year-old saves father’s life in Cork agitator incident

13-year-old saves father’s life in Cork agitator incident

A 13-year-old boy has been hailed as a hero by local emergency services in Co. Cork, after playing a key...

April 29, 2021

‘Be Summer Ready’ campaign: Farmers reminded to be aware of all risks

‘Be Summer Ready’ campaign: Farmers reminded to be aware of all risks

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Martin Heydon has welcomed the launch of the...

April 21, 2021

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Irish agricultural contractors have begun a project which will seek to work safety practices across farms in this country –...

April 20, 2021

Young guest bloggers sought to highlight farm safety

Young guest bloggers sought to highlight farm safety

AgriKids, the farm safety educational platform, is looking for aspiring agri writers to be their guest bloggers. Children can forward...

April 3, 2021