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Farm Safety Code of Practice

Managing Safety and Health on your Farm

Safety and health, like any other aspect of farm management, needs active

management. This greatly reduces the risk of injury and ill health.

Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Irish economy. The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than any other economic sector. A large proportion of all fatal workplace accidents occur in agriculture, even though a small proportion of the workforce is employed in farming. The level of farm accidents is not decreasing. Similar accidents occur each year. Research indicates that, in general, farmers’ attitudes to safety only change after serious injury occurs. The age profile of those killed is of serious concern. The old and the young are exceptionally vulnerable to death and injury on farms.
Always to Stop and Think SAFE.
former IFA President John Dillon describes how he made a grave mistake on a quad bike.
Complying with Farm Safety requirements The best way to protect you, your family and anyone working or visiting the farm is to know Where hazards are Eliminate or reduce the risks by implementing appropriate control measures. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all farmers with more than 3 employees complete a Safety Statement. Farmers with 3 employees or less can comply with the requirement by adhering to the Farm Safety Code of Practice Completing the Farm Safety Risk Assessment Implementing the appropriate control measures.

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HOME

Farm Safety Code of Practice

Managing Safety and Health on your Farm

Safety and health, like any other aspect of farm management, needs

active management. This greatly reduces the risk of injury and ill

health.

Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Irish economy. The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than any other economic sector. A large proportion of all fatal workplace accidents occur in agriculture, even though a small proportion of the workforce is employed in farming. The level of farm accidents is not decreasing. Similar accidents occur each year. Research indicates that, in general, farmers’ attitudes to safety only change after serious injury occurs. The age profile of those killed is of serious concern. The old and the young are exceptionally vulnerable to death and injury on farms.
former IFA President John Dillon describes how he made a grave mistake on a quad bike.
Complying with Farm Safety requirements The best way to protect you, your family and anyone working or visiting the farm is to know Where hazards are Eliminate or reduce the risks by implementing appropriate control measures. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all farmers with more than 3 employees complete a Safety Statement. Farmers with 3 employees or less can comply with the requirement by adhering to the Farm Safety Code of Practice Completing the Farm Safety Risk Assessment Implementing the appropriate control measures.

Better Farming Better Business Better Living

  
353 87 6457987
Open; Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm