25 Nov NISO challenges Farm Contractors on child safety
The new policy on farm safety is not a “disaster”.
NISO challenges view of Farm Contractors Ireland on child safety
Speaking at the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) farm safety seminar held yesterday (Tuesday, 25 November) in Tullamore, Pauric Corrigan, NISO President, rejected the view of Farm Contractors Ireland that the Health and Safety Authority’s new policy on farm safety is a “disaster”. He pointing out that children are not permitted on construction machinery and questioned why Farm Contractors Ireland think it is acceptable for children to be on similar machinery on farms.
NISO takes issue with the comments that hard-pressed farmers not having the money to afford extra childcare was a valid reason for carrying children on farm machinery. NISO argues that problem of affordable childcare is not unique to farmers. Corrigan stated that the problem with childcare “does not justify putting children at risk whatever the cost. Are we putting a cost on the life of a child?”
NISO fully supports the Health and Safety Authority’s attempts to prevent accidents and again calls on farmers to take responsibility and exercise good safety prevention measures.
Pauric Corrigan, President, National Irish Safety Organisation
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The National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) is a not for profit membership organisation with charitable status, promoting occupational health and safety. NISO has approximately 1200 members which includes corporations, small enterprises, agricultural co-ops, professional organisations from all business backgrounds, both private and public sector.
NISO provides a wide range of courses and information for members concerning their occupational health & safety requirements. There are no pre-qualifications required for membership.
With its headquarters in Dublin, NISO has a regional network throughout Ireland. The Executive Committee includes representatives from the Health & Safety Authority, Ibec, Insurance Ireland and Irish Congress of Trade Unions.