Dairy Edge Episode 141
Francis Bligh, Health and Safety Specialist at Teagasc, joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge podcast to discuss health and safety on the farm workplace.
Francis documents the source of farm accidents on Irish farms with dairy farms accounting for the greatest proportion of accidents.
He explains that it is a legal requirement of farms to have a Risk Assessment (less than three staff members) or a Safety Statement (more than three staff members) for the farm.
Completing this document and reviewing it regularly will investigate all aspects of the dairy farm and ensure that any potential hazards are highlighted and addressed.
Considering farmer health and stress management, Francis recommends that farmers speak to and support each other and use other professionals such as local advisor and GP for advice and support.
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