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Special Offer for April and May Barrett Engineering Ltd 4 Ton Cattle Weighing Scales and Barrett Engineering Semi Auto Anti Backing Bar SPECIAL OFFER €1450.00 ex VAT. Contact us for details on 090 96 78959.

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Farm safety at Tullamore Show: avoid becoming another number

Changing our attitude and behaviour towards farm safety takes time. Take the time to remind yourself and those around you of the dangers that are present. Changing our attitude and behaviour towards farm safety takes time. We should take every opportunity to remind ourselves and those around us, our loved ones, farm staff and the…

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FARM SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU

  Over 500 people have died in farm accidents in Ireland since the 1980s and farm accidents account for 50% of all workplace accidents in Ireland, that’s despite the fact that farms account for only 6% of workplaces. Farming is in a word the most dangerous profession in Ireland. So how do we prevent farm…

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Twice as many cow attacks on farms compared to those by bulls

Cow attacks greatly outnumber bull attacks in terms of fatalities, according to Teagasc’s National Health and Safety Specialist, John McNamara. Cow attacks have increased significantly in the last decade or so, with the time around calving proving to be the most dangerous time, McNamara said. In recent years, cow attacks account for close to two thirds…

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Health and safety inspections to be carried out on almost 500 farms in March

Almost 500 farms will be visited by inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in March, as part of a month-long campaign. The intensive farm inspection campaign is set to begin on March 1, with the HSA placing a particular focus on the safe handling of livestock. The inspections are aimed at reducing the number of…

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Action plan to save lives and reduce injuries on farms published

The Farm Safety Partnership, an advisory committee of the Health and Safety Authority, has published its Farm Safety Action Plan 2016-18. The new action plan lays out a series of specific actions and priorities for tackling the high rates of illness, injury and death on Irish farms. Farming continues to be the most dangerous sector…

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Good Handling Facilities and Equipment Makes Farms Safer

Facilities Well designed and maintained handling facilities are essential for the safe handling of cattle and prevention of injury to handlers. Each farmer is responsible for their own handling facilities. The better they are the easier the life for farmers. A farmers facilities for handling cattle must match the type of cattle the farmer has…

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