FARM FAMILIES TAKE ACTION ON NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY

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FARM FAMILIES TAKE ACTION ON NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY
21 Jul 2015

FARM FAMILIES TAKE ACTION ON NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY

Farm Family, Farm Safety

IFA President, Eddie Downey said today (Tuesday) that the reaction from farm families to National Farm Safety Awareness Day, and particularly to the Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner, shows a commitment to changing safety behaviour on Irish farms and making safety a top priority.

“I am delighted that farm families have accepted the call to action and are using the Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner to review safety on their farms. I would urge farmers to complete the Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner today and keep it to show that you have reviewed safety on your farm”, said Mr. Downey.

National Farm Safety Awareness Day is a call to action for farm families to use the Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner to assess the safety risks on farms and put in place control measures to reduce the risk of accidents. The National Farm Safety Awareness Day is part of the IFA’s ongoing SAVE LIVES, Think Safety, Farm Safely campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of working on a farm and encourage farmers to change working practices to reduce risks.

IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning encouraged the whole family to get involved on National Farm Safety Awareness Day to review safety on the farm. She said that National Farm Safety Awareness Day provides an ideal opportunity to make young people aware of the potential risks and to bring about real change in behaviour to safety.

IFA, with the support of the FBD Champions for Changes campaign, produced an easy to use Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner to support farm families to review safety on their farm on National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

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