Farm Safety

Galway farmer highlights disabled parking problems

Galway farmer highlights disabled parking problems

A Co. Galway farmer who chairs the new group – Physical Impairment Ireland – has called for more thought to...

September 25, 2021

Bull attack leads mother to plea for Air Ambulance funding

Bull attack leads mother to plea for Air Ambulance funding

A Tipperary woman whose son benefited from the services of the Irish Community Air Ambulance after a bull attack, is...

September 18, 2021

21-year-old farmer killed in Antrim tractor incident

21-year-old farmer killed in Antrim tractor incident

A man in his 20s has died in incident, believed to have involved a tractor, in Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, on...

September 16, 2021

Last hurrah of summer: Top farm-safety tips for children

Last hurrah of summer: Top farm-safety tips for children

This weekend is the last hurrah of summer for most before all schools return next week, and with the weather...

August 27, 2021

Training and tractor licensing requirements set to go under safety spotlight

Training and tractor licensing requirements set to go under safety spotlight

Discussion around “changes in attitudes” in relation to tractor and vehicle licensing requirements in agriculture are set to take place,...

August 26, 2021

Longford couple narrowly escapes near-fatal slurry incident

Longford couple narrowly escapes near-fatal slurry incident

A Co. Longford farming couple narrowly escaped a near-fatal incident involving slurry fumes which left both of them unconscious last...

August 25, 2021

Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021-2024 launched

Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021-2024 launched

The Farm Safety Partnership has launched a new Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021 to 2024 today (Monday, August 23)....

August 23, 2021

Busy summer sees Irish Community Air Ambulance appeal for support

Busy summer sees Irish Community Air Ambulance appeal for support

With the summer 2021 heatwave having seen the Irish Community Air Ambulance tasked 21 times over eight days, the service...

August 21, 2021

What are the golden rules of handling cattle on farms?

What are the golden rules of handling cattle on farms?

Ireland is well known for its livestock sector, from suckler and beef finishing farms to dairy farms aplenty. Therefore, cattle...

August 19, 2021

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

With farm machinery becoming an increasingly important element in the business of farming today, particular care must be paid when...

August 11, 2021

Farm safety: Preventing injury and ill health to older farmers

Farm safety: Preventing injury and ill health to older farmers

In the last five years, 37% of all farm deaths involved older farmers aged 65 or over, according to the...

August 10, 2021

FBD notes ’10-year high’ in tractor claims in 2021 report

FBD notes ’10-year high’ in tractor claims in 2021 report

A 10-year high was hit in tractor claims during the month of June this year, insurance firm FBD has noted...

August 9, 2021

‘Time doesn’t lessen the loss of a child’ – event in memory of quad accident victim

‘Time doesn’t lessen the loss of a child’ – event in memory of quad accident victim

A person’s life can be turned upside down in a matter of seconds, and that is what happened to Irene...

August 7, 2021

Farm automation ‘hackathon’ to generate ideas to make farm robotics safer

Farm automation ‘hackathon’ to generate ideas to make farm robotics safer

While the advancement of autonomous farm vehicles offers new economic and environmental benefits, their future growth also presents the new...

July 23, 2021

Farm Safety Week: Review on-farm work practices

Farm Safety Week: Review on-farm work practices

Today (Monday, July 19) marks the ninth annual Farm Safety Week in Ireland and the UK, an initiative led by...

July 19, 2021

Cool for kids: Farm safety handbook for children unveiled

Cool for kids: Farm safety handbook for children unveiled

A farm safety handbook specially designed for children has been launched by AgriKids and Flogas. The farm safety education platform...

July 13, 2021

Farm safety as the busy season continues

Farm safety as the busy season continues

July is a busy month on many farms, with second-cut silage and the beginning of the harvest, along with the...

July 11, 2021

Farm Safety Week: The onus is on us to make sure kids are safe

Farm Safety Week: The onus is on us to make sure kids are safe

Farmers and contractors have been warned that the onus is on them to ensure children are kept safe on farms....

July 10, 2021