20th August 2014
Ahead of tomorrow’s HSA/Teagasc National Conference on Farm Safety and Health, ICSA has urged farmers to engage fully with the issue of farm safety.
“Farmers can no longer ignore this issue,” said Connacht/Ulster vice-president, John Flynn, ICSA’s representative on the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (FSPAC). “There are many different resources available to farmers, including DVDs, meetings and conferences like this one, and the onus is now on farmers to make use of these.”
Mr. Flynn also called on Teagasc to explore new ways to encourage farmers to give greater consideration to farm safety. “Older farmers particularly need more encouragement in this area, and while we acknowledge the good work being done by Teagasc, courses and materials need to be made more accessible for all farmers, such as running courses in the evenings rather than during the day.”