Machinery cameras

In 2017, 30% of farm fatalities were caused by tractors or farm vehicles, with a further 20% caused by farm machinery. That means half of farm deaths were caused by vehicles and machinery combined. Teagasc health and safety specialist Dr John McNamara said the biggest safety considerations with farm vehicles are visibility and speed. “In terms of speed, a vehicle travelling at 8km/h is covering 2m every second,” he said. “That can be fatal in a lot of instances.”