Teagasc launches farm safety training at Ploughing





Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have launched the 2019-2020 schedule for half-day training on the revised ‘Farm Safety Code of Practice’.

  The launch took place at the HSA Stand at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday in Co. Carlow. The training will be hosted at Teagasc Centres across the country over the next number of months and is open to Teagasc clients and non-clients alike.

  Compliance with the legal requirement to have a Safety Statement has been simplified greatly by providing farmers with the revised Code of Practice – Risk Assessment Document. While compliance levels were reaching over 70% with the initial COP Risk Assessment document, HSA Inspections have found that many farmers have not yet moved to the revised document. 

  Completing the new revised risk assessment document, which has updated and additional risks covered will help identify hazards, implement controls and manage farm safety, health and wellbeing on the farm.