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Farm safety

Make your farm a safer place to work and prevent accidents with the Irish Farmers Journal's coverage of farm safety issues, including the Safe Family Farms programme brought to you by ESB Networks and the Irish Farmers Journal.
New farm safety training programme unveiled at Ploughing 2017
Teagasc will offer half-day training sessions on the new Farm Safety Code of Practice from next month.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 September 2017
Padraig Hunt and Mikey Murphy were crowned this year’s winners of the Safe Family Farm schools competition at The National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.
By James Taylor on 21 September 2017
There are many different design aspects which can be added to your handling facilities to ensure the quick and safe management of cattle
By William Conlon on 31 August 2017
Livestock handling and safety
Livestock pose one of the most serious safety threats to farmers. Although suckler cows can be at their most dangerous around calving time; every time they are handled they pose a serious threat.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 August 2017
Farm safety: pedigree stock deserve respect
Ahead of show day, Alison Sinnott takes a look at safety precautions to take into consideration when dealing with beasts at the top of their class.
By Alison Sinnott on 03 August 2017
Safety in the field and on the road this harvest period
A delayed harvest puts more pressure and stress on farmers trying to complete field work but is no time for taking shortcuts.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
Farmers 10 times more likely to die at work than others
Workplace accident statistics worsened last year in agriculture after an improvement in 2015, the latest annual report from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) shows.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 August 2017
Electrical safety in milking parlours
Arthur Byrne, public safety manager from ESB Networks, outlines the danger areas in milking parlours and how hazards can be reduced.
By Contributor on 11 August 2017
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.
By James Taylor on 10 August 2017
Overhead wires and flying debris top the hedge-cutting safety concerns
When undertaking hedge-cutting this year, there are several key safety concerns to keep in mind, not least dangerous overhead power lines, writes Barry Cassidy.
By Barry Cassidy on 27 July 2017
Tips to stay safe this busy harvest time
With the winter barley harvest in full swing and the main harvest on the horizon, Alistair Chambers looks at some tips to stay safe during this busy time.
By Alistair Chambers on 27 July 2017
Farming continues to be Ireland’s most dangerous occupation. This week, James Taylor speaks to some of those who have been affected by an accident on their farm.
By James Taylor on 27 July 2017
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