Drowning in Water

Drowning is by far the most common cause of death involving slurry. Children and the elderly are at particular risk. Several people were drowned in water on farms in recent years.

  • Fence off water hazards
  • Take a cautious approach when working near water tanks, ponds, rivers or lakes
  • Take particular care with children who are particularly at risk
  • Put up warning signs to warn of the dangers
  • Follow the Farm Safely advice from Irish Water Safety