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Irish Country Living
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on 16 Jan 2019
Tax benefits of investing in health and safety
There are a number of ways a farmer can make a farm safer while also benefiting from paying less tax
on 26 Dec 2018
safety: ensure calving pens are up to the job
Even a quiet cow can become very agitated around calving and for that reason it is vital that the correct facilities are in place on the farm to safely deal with them.
on 12 Dec 2018
Keeping children safe over Christmas, the new year and all year
We get advice from the Health and Safety Authority and three families about getting the farm safety message across to children. Mairead Lavery reports.
on 05 Dec 2018
Are you up to date with farm safety?
Every farm in Ireland is required to have a farm safety statement and it needs to be updated annually, writes Peter Varley.
on 24 Oct 2018
Farm safety: what I learned on a two-day chainsaw safety course
News correspondent Thomas Hubert took the basic chainsaw course with FRS and shares his experience.
on 10 Oct 2018
ESB Networks National Safety Challenge winners announced
Jack Nagle and Paul Donegan were crowned this year’s winners of the ESB Networks National Safety Challenge. James Taylor reports.
on 26 Sep 2018
Safe Family Farms: staying safe in the forest
From 2008 to 2017, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) recorded 210 deaths, including 28 in timber-related activities. Many of these related to chainsaw work.
on 29 Aug 2018
ESB Networks at the Ploughing
There will be lots to do and see on the ESB Networks' stand at the ploughing championships for all the family, writes Peter Varley.
on 22 Aug 2018
Safe Family Farms: focus on mart safety
We look at how some marts have taken steps to improve safety at sales.
on 08 Aug 2018
Safety around the milking parlour
Aidan Brennan looks at safety around the milking parlour - one of the most labour-intensive locations in farming.
on 01 Aug 2018
Electricity safety at the Tullamore Show
Farmers will have a chance to learn more about how to avoid the risks posed from electricity on the farm at the Tullamore Show, writes Peter Varley.
on 25 Jul 2018
Breeding preparations increase strain on human body
There is a higher risk of back injuries and muscle and joint strains, while there is always a risk of rams being cross and injuring handlers.
on 27 Jun 2018
Warm weather tips for keeping machines and operators safe
With this week’s high temperatures and weather forecasters predicting 30°C, Alistair Chambers looks at how to best reduce the risk of fire and operator dangers.
on 20 Jun 2018
Safe Family Farms: Monaghan event raises farm safety awareness
A recent farm safety event in Monaghan provided solutions to limit the safety risks on farms, writes Peter Varley.
on 13 Jun 2018
Maintenance and patience are key to tractor safety
With tractors becoming more and more complicated, the basics are still essential for safe operation. Alistair Chambers reports.
on 06 Jun 2018
Tractor safety: it's in your hands
Take a few minutes to make your life and those working with safer with a few simple safety tips.
on 30 May 2018
The National Safety Challenge finalists
This week, we feature the two third level national finalists of the ESB Networks National Safety Challenge.
on 16 May 2018
The National Safety Challenge Finalists
This week, we are featuring the first two of our four national secondary level finalists in the ESB Networks National Safety Challenge.
on 03 May 2018
It’s as easy as one, two, three
Shane Murphy talks through the three key points as to best keep yourself, the exhibitor, safe at shows this summer
on 25 Apr 2018
Safe Family Farms: baled silage - handle with care
Michael Collins looks at some of the dangers associated with making silage bales.