Agriculture and Forestry

  • 2010

    Guidelines for safe working near overhead electricity lines in Agriculture

    Overhead power lines on Irish farms pose a serious risk to farmers, contractors and anyone in the vicinity of high machinery passing close to these lines. Several people have been killed and many more injured as a result of making contact, or near contact, with overhead electricity lines during agricultural work. Machinery (such as forage harvesters, combine harvesters and tipping trailers), equipment (such as ladders) and activities (such as stacking) are often involved. Many ‘near misses’ also arise that are not reported and where no one is injured. Everyone working in agriculture should know, understand and follow safe procedures when working near overhead electricity lines.

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  • 2009

    Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations

    This Code of Practice provides practical guidance on observing the legislation in relation to forestry operations. It came into operation on December 1st 2009 and replaces the Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations which was issued by the Health and Safety Authority in May 2003.

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  • 2009

    Health and Safety for Swine Workers

    Recent research suggests that swine confinement workers are potentially exposed to workplace contaminants at levels above recommended health limits. This information sheet provides useful information for anyone who works in such an environment.

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  • 2008

    Safety of Older Farmers

    Farm deaths involving elderly farmers (+65 years) now account for more than half of fatal accidents on farms. This short guide outlines the dangers as well as ways to reduce the risks.

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  • 2008

    Child Safety on the Farm Information Sheet

    This information sheet is written for farm families, parents and children on farms.

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  • 2007

    Children's Book - Stay Safe on the Farm with Jessy

    Top of the morning! Time to get up... ... Cock-a-doodle-do! We would like to encourage parents to read this book with their children, and discuss farm safety with them.

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  • 2007

    Children and Safety on Farms

    This guidance applies to children and young persons whether they are employed in agriculture or just helping their parents, neighbours or friends on the farm, or those who are just visiting farms.

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  • 2002

    Play Safe, Stay Safe on the Farm

    A short leaflet designed to raise children's awareness about safety on the farm.

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