“Health and Safety Authority figures show that the fatality rate in agriculture, in particular, is alarmingly high. The sector has a far higher fatality rate than any other major economic sector. In the ten year period between 1998 and 2007, 15 fatalities per 100,000 workers was recorded, compared with two fatalities per 100,000 workers across all sectors. The age profile of those killed is of serious concern. The old and the young are exceptionally vulnerable to death and injury on Irish farms.”
This paragraph is taken directly from the Health and Safety Authorities Web Site, www.hsa.ie.
We can provide practical cost effective guidance and advice to farmers of all sizes to help them meet their obligations under current legislation, providing assistance in the preparation of a Safety Statement and undertaking a Safety Audit of the farm to identify the hazards present and the control measures required.