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Farm Safety Week will take place this year from 24th – 28th July 2017.

The campaign will focus on a different risk each day. Farmers will be encouraged to take some time during the week to assess the safety of routine tasks.

The message for Farm Safety Week is that farm safety is a lifestyle not a slogan.

Date Theme
Monday, 24th July Farm safety statistics
Tuesday, 25th July Machinery & Transport
Wednesday, 26th July Falls
Thursday, 27th July Livestock & Slurry
Friday, 28th July Children on Farms

 


Get Involved!


Carry out a farm safety risk assessment on your farm 

Carry out a farm safety risk assessment on your farm and share your photos or any tips or advice you have with us @IFAMedia on Twitter, @IrishFarmersAssociation on Facebook or to news@ifa,ie.

Come along to one of the farm safety events being held during the week

Monday, July 24 – Carnaross Mart, Kells Co. Meath – Machinery Safety Event
Wednesday, July 26 – Kilcullen Mart, Co. Kildare – Working at Height Safety Event
Friday, July 27 – Blackwater Open Farm, Enniscorthy, Wexford – Farm Safety for Kids

Use the resources in the Farm Safety Week Supporters Pack to show your support

Follow us on Twitter or on Facebook  and use #FarmSafetyWeek in your posts


Support our supporters!


A number of retailers will offer discounts of 10-15% on safety equipment during Farm Safety Week – take a look at who is offering a discount in your county!

County Retailer Address Discounts Offered 
Kildare Liffey Mills Athy All Liffey Mills Stores 10-15% off Safety equipment
Ted Johnson Limited Monread Road, Naas 10-15% off safety equipment
Naas Farm Machinery (George Delahunt) Maudlins Ind. Estate, Naas 10-15% off safety equipment, Free fittings of PTO shafts
Meath Farm Machinery Kilcock 10-15% off safety equipment
Gouldings Hardware Kilcullen Road, Naas 10-15% off safety equipment
Chadwicks Newbridge Road, Naas 10-15% off safety equipment
Meath Trim Hire Oaktree Business Park, Dunderry Road, Trim 10-15% off safety equipment
Bernard Clarke Machinery Gardenrath Road, Kells 10-15% off safety equipment
Navan Hire Whistlemount, Kells Road, Navan 10-15% off safety equipment
Glanbia Athboy Kells Road, Athboy 10-15% off safety equipment
Clarke Machinery Ltd Gardenrath Road, Kells 10% off safety equipment
Donegal Aurivo Homeland All Aurivo Homeland Stores in Donegal 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Cowan Tractors Galdonagh, Donegal 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Donegal Farm machinery Bonagee, Letterkenny 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Lennon Agriculture Supplies Aughnagaddy, Ramelton 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
McGinty Tractors Clar Road, Donegal Town 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Donegal Tractors Unit 2A, John Crossan Business Park, Bonagee, Letterkenny 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Watson Hire Lisnenan Industrial Park, Letterkenny 10-15% off safety equipment. Other specific discounts include eye and ear protection.
Gortlee Tool Hire Gortlee, Letterkenny, Donegal 10-15% off safety equipment. Other specific discounts include eye and ear protection.
Inishowen Tractors Malin Road, Carndonagh, Co Donegal 10-15% off safety equipment. Specific discounts include PTO shafts and covers.
Louth Ard Products York Street, Dundalk Discounts on Slurry gas monitors, harnesses and safety workwear
Deeside Country Store Richardstown, Dunleer All safety workwear and equipment discounted
PJ Callan Kells Road, Ardee Discounts on PTO shafts and PTO shaft covers
IFM Mullins Cross, Dunleer All safety workwear, slings and replacement hydraulic hoses discounted
O Sullivan Safety Centre Trinity Street, Drogheda Full range of safety workwear and equipment discounted
Dromad Hire Dundalk Discounts on Height reaching equipment
Hoey Parts & Plant Sales Williamstown, Castlebellingham All safety workwear discounted
Cookstown Dairy Services Ardee All safety workwear and equipment discounted
Down Flagstaff Farm & Hardware Supplies Flagstaff All safety workwear 10-15% off
Kerry All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Kerry All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Kerry 10-15% off safety equipment. Discounts on products include PTO, Safety covers, Various smoke detection Alarms, Safety wear, i.e. Boots, Wellingtons, Chemical Suits, Goggles, Ear Muffs, Slurry Gas Monitors, Chemical Storage Cabinets, Farm Safety Signs
Brownes Hardware CastleIsland 10-15% off safety equipment.
Clare All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Clare All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Clare 10-15% off safety equipment. Discounts on products include PTO, Safety covers, Various smoke detection Alarms, Safety wear, i.e. Boots, Wellingtons, Chemical Suits, Goggles, Ear Muffs, Slurry Gas Monitors, Chemical Storage Cabinets, Farm Safety Signs.
Cork All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Cork All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Cork 10-15% off safety equipment. Discounts on products include PTO, Safety covers, Various smoke detection Alarms, Safety wear, i.e. Boots, Wellingtons, Chemical Suits, Goggles, Ear Muffs, Slurry Gas Monitors, Chemical Storage Cabinets, Farm Safety Signs
All Dairygold Stores in Cork All Dairygold Stores in Cork 10-15% off safety equipment
Limerick All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Limerick All Kerry AgriBusiness Stores in Limerick 10-15% off safety equipment. Discounts on products include PTO, Safety covers, Various smoke detection Alarms, Safety wear, i.e. Boots, Wellingtons, Chemical Suits, Goggles, Ear Muffs, Slurry Gas Monitors, Chemical Storage Cabinets, Farm Safety Signs
Galway Agri and Auto Parts Kilconnell, Ballinasloe Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Templetuohy Farm Machinery Airglooney, Ballygaddy Road, Tuam, Co. Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Quigley’s Garage Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Arrawbawn Co-op Mountbellew, Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Murphy’s Garage Horsevalley, Headford, Co. Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
McHales Machinery Athnery, Co. Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Pat Rabbit Tractors Athenry, Co, Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Greenes Topline Ahascragh, Balinasloe, Co Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Portumna Agri Bridge Road, Portumna, Co. Galway 10-15% off safety equipment
Tipperary Templetuohy Farm Machinery Barna, Templetuohy, Thurless 10-15% off safety equipment
Templetuohy Farm Machinery Powerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 10-15% off safety equipment
Laois Templetuohy Farm Machinery New Inn Cross, Portlaoise, Co Laois 10-15% off safety equipment
Wexford Templetuohy Farm Machinery Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 10-15% off safety equipment
Kilkenny Templetuohy Farm Machinery Ballycallan, Kilkenny 10-15% off safety equipment
Cavan Clarke Machinery Ltd New Inn, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan 10% off safety equipment
Clarke Machinery Ltd Moneyhall Retail Park, Cavan 10% off safety equipment
Roscommon Clarke Machinery Ltd Longford Road, Lanesboro 10% off safety equipment
Nationwide Lift Hire Ireland Nationwide 10% off

Farm Safety Resources

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.

Download and complete a Risk Assessment

Resources for schools & children

Once upon a farm...’

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.

Dig In!

Learn about Life on the Farm and Countryside – a resource for Primary Schools.

HSA Child Safety on the Farm 

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on the farm.

HSA Staying Safe on the farm with Jessy

A book for children highlighting the importance of farm safety.

Below are links to tips and information on farm safety:

Embrace Farm

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

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

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