Farm Safety

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

Agriculture sector had highest number of workplace deaths last year

Agriculture sector had highest number of workplace deaths last year

There were 53 work-related fatal incidents in 2020 according to the annual review of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities by...

July 6, 2021

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

A Castlewellan farmer has been fined £25,000 after a labourer aged in his 20s died on his farm during a...

July 5, 2021

The school holidays are here – keep children safe on farms

The school holidays are here – keep children safe on farms

The school holidays are here. As a consequence, the coming weeks will see large numbers of children exploring every nook...

June 30, 2021

Checks and change: How are your tractor driving skills?

Checks and change: How are your tractor driving skills?

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

June 20, 2021

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