“A large proportion of all workplace fatalities occur in agriculture, even though a small proportion (5%) of the national workforce is employed in the sector.
Research indicates that, in general, farmers’ attitudes to safety only really changes after a serious injury or death has occurred or has been highlighted. Farmers must take responsibility and proactively implement prevention measures, which include having the necessary training, good maintenance programmes and safe work practices in place in order to avoid fatal and serious injuries occurring on their farms.”
The above paragraphs are 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.