Farmers over 65 Years Accidents involving farmers over 55 years of age often account for 55% of farm deaths. In an effort to reverse this trend, and focus attention on age as a risk factor, the HSA and the IFA have jointly produced videos entitled “ ” Older, Wiser, Safer – A Practical Guide to Safety for Older Farmers.
In this video, James talks about the loss of his father to a bull attack.
Older farmers should be aware that ageing affects mobility, eyesight and balance Examine work practices where older farmers are involved. Older farmers need to be reminded of the dangers (particularly tractors, machinery, livestock and accessing heights) Make sure that the older farmer is physically fit to carry out the work at hand They should seek help when it is needed to complete the necessary work on the farm Particular care is needed when older farmers are present when work is in progress Back to top Fatal Accidents
35% of the fatal accidents on farms over the last ten years involved persons 65 years of age or older. The majority of these fatal accidents were caused by tractors/machinery, livestock and falls from height.
this video, James talks about the loss of his father to a bull attack (5 minutes, 47 seconds).
Information on issues related to ageing and older people can also be obtained from
Age Action Ireland. This is a national organisation for ageing and older people. Back to top