On 8th April 2013 the Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Farmers’ Association launched ‘Farm Safety Fortnight’. The key message of the initiative is that farmers must plan their work to reduce risks to the health and safety of themselves and others.
Particular focus is given to the protection of older farmers and to reinforce this the HSA and IFA produced a DVD called ‘Older, Wiser, Safer – A Practical Guide to Safety for Older Farmers’. The Guide will also be relevant to the work of famers of all ages.
The main causes of deaths on farms are tractors and machinery, livestock and falls from height.
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