Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
Farmers should be aware that some aspects of this physical work involve a risk of musculoskeletal injury, particularly back injury.
The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among all people engaged in the agriculture sector by providing practical guidance.
Farm Safety Code of Practice risk assessment document. For farms with three or less employees.
An analysis of the 2013 health and safety authority survey.
An Analysis of the 2013 Health and Safety Authority Survey. This document is a summary of the ESRI report.
Chemicals such as fertilizers, detergents, oils, disinfectants and plant protection products can play an important role in everyday life on the farm. However, if these chemicals are not used safely, then you could be at risk.
Before carrying out any work at height around the farm involving minor repairs on sheds, on buildings or on silos, you
must ask yourself are you competent and have you the right equipment to carry out the work safely.
This booklet was produced by FBD Insurance, in conjunction with Teagasc and the HSA.
The Farm Safety Action Plan (2016–2018) was developed by the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee, an advisory committee of the Board of the Health and Safety Authority.
This guidance focuses on the vet’s obligations when carrying out work on a farm (excluding equine establishments). The content is also relevant to other professionals handling animals on farms, for example, livestock scanners, AI staff and weight recording staff.