munstergroup Insurance Farm Safety Guide
Follow our farm safety guide with simple safety tips and hints to make your farm safer.
Farm Safety Awareness day is the 21st July. To celebrate, munstergroup insurance farm department have put together a farm safety guide.
Did you know?
In a recent survey conducted it shows that 2,000 injuries occur on Irish farms. The majority of these accidents are related to:
- Tractors & Machinery
- Trips and Falls
The areas that we are going to look at in this farm safety guide include:
- Public Safety
- Farm Equipment
- Slurry Pits
- Farm Fires
- Safeguard that all your fencing and gateways accessing public roadways are secured and that no livestock can enter on to public roadways.
- Keep public roadways free from any hazards. When conducting any farm activities place purchasesildenafil a warning sign on the road to advise that work is been undertaken.
- Make sure that all fencing and gateways that access on to public roads are secured and that no livestock can enter the public road.
- Farm equipment should be kept in good working order and ensure to follow the machinery operating guide
- Make sure that staff or you are trained to use machinery in a safe and correct manner.
- When parking farm equipment ensure the area is level to ensure that it will not roll down hill
- Train staff in safe driving procedures
- Ensure that the power take off shaft is turned off before attempting any blockage
- When loading trailers ensure that load height and weight are not exceeded.
- Make sure that all livestock handlers are trained and ensure they are wearing protective clothing.
- Ensure proper maintenance of cattle crushes, cattle pens and cattle handling units
- When a bull is present in a field please make sure there is adequate signage to ensure that people are aware of this.
- Ensure that fences are stock-proof.
- Ensure staffs are wearing suitable breathing apparatus.
- Ensure all slurry tanks are covered and fenced off.
- Ensure that flammable materials such as hay, straw, fuel or oils are kept away from livestock buildings or the house.
- Ensure you have adequate water to fight a fire.
For more information on these tips contact the Teagasc or Irish Farmers Association website.