HSA to prosecute farmers!

HSA to prosecute farmers!

Farmers may be prosecuted under Health and Safety Legislation

The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) welcomes the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) decision to prosecute farmers for carrying children in the cab of tractors and farm machinery. A young child would not be allowed on a workplace vehicle on a construction site so NISO questions why this is tolerated on a farm!

To date this year, 23 people, including children, have lost their lives while every year about 2,000 people are injured on farms, making it by far the most dangerous workplace and accounting for over 50% of all workplace accidents in Ireland this year.

NISO urges farmers not to expose themselves or others to the dangers of open slurry tanks and unguarded machinery. NISO believes that the time has come for farmers to take responsibility and ownership for their own safety and the safety of their families and visitors.

Farm Safety Seminar in Tullamore, 25 November

NISO Midland Region will be hosting a farm safety seminar in Tullamore on 25 November 2014.

Five speakers will address the evening seminar which will commence at 19:00 hrs with prior registration.