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.
|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|
Farming continues to have one of the poorest safety records of any sector in Ireland, last year 21 people lost their lives in farm accidents and 13 people have lost their lives so far in 2017. Despite increased awareness and discussion on safety, farmers of all ages are still taking risks when working and this needs to stop.
Farm Safety Week provides us all with a golden opportunity for a concerted and coordinated effort on farm safety and for all partner organisations to reaffirm very publicly through their individual initiatives their commitment to this drive.
You can help!
- Use the resources in the Farm Safety Week Supporters Pack to show your support
- Following us on Twitter or on Facebook and by liking and retweeting our content throughout the week using the hashtag #FarmSafetyWeek
Support our supporters
A number of retailers will offer discounts on safety equipment and other items during Farm Safety Week – we’ll update their information here so you can make use of their offers!