Complying with Farm Safety requirements
The best way to protect you, your family and anyone working or visiting the farm is to know where hazzards are and to eliminate or reduce the risks by implementing appropriate control measures.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all farmers with more than 3 employees complete a Safety Statement.
Farmers with 3 employees or less can comply with the requirement by adhering to the Farm Safety Code of Practice, completing the Farm Safety Risk Assessment and implementing the appropriate control measures.
Resources for schools & children
This educational and engaging farm safety film is aimed directly at primary level students, from both rural and urban areas. Supported by FBD, IFA and ESB Networks, this seven-minute drama has been sent to the 3,300 primary schools across Ireland to assist teachers in educating their students about the importance of farm and countryside safety.
Learn about Life on the Farm and Countryside – a resource for Primary Schools.
Tips and advice for keeping children safe on the farm.
A book for children highlighting the importance of farm safety.
Below are links to tips and information on farm safety:
- IFA Farm Safety Leaflet
- IFA Farm Safety Risk Assessment Planner
- Let’s Talk – Stress is a key factor to consider as it can cause distraction, which can lead to accidents.
- Be Smart – Protect your skin on the Farm – Farmers and their families who work and play outside have a higher than average risk of skin cancer
- Guidance on Farm Safety Requirements
- Risk Assessment Document
- Online Risk Assessment
- HSA SSWP Safe System Work Plan
- HSA Guide on the Safe use of Tractors and Machinery on Farms
- HSA Code of Practice – Forestry
- HSA Code of Practice – Children & Young Persons in Agriculture
- HSA ATV Safety
- HSA Tractor Safety and You
- HSA Guidance on Safe Handling of Cattle on Farms
- HSA Working safely with bales
Embrace FARM, founded by Brian & Norma Rohan, supports families after the loss of a loved one from a Farming accident. For more information, click here.
FirstLight provides support to families whose child dies suddenly, up to and including the age of 12. They provide professional and qualified care, compassion, and professional support to bereaved parents and families in their darkest hour. Their services are available countrywide and are open to any person who feels they could benefit from them. For more information click here or call LoCall Helpline: 1850 391 391