This week marks the seventh annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland. The initiative, led by The Irish Farmers’ Association, aims to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable. The message for this year’s campaign is: Save Lives. Think Safety – Farm Safely.
Farm Safety Week is supported by a number of agencies, including The Health & Safety Authority and members of the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee. Farming continues to have one of the poorest safety records of any sector in Ireland. Last year, 15 people lost their lives in farm accidents and 12 people have lost their lives so far in 2019.