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Machinery Farm Safety

Machinery Farm Safety is the first in a series of Farm Walk and Talk videos developed by AgriAware and Teagasc. In this video Stuart Goodwin talks about farm machinery and farm safety

Farming is a very enjoyable career but it is also one of the most dangerous. The lives of too many of the farming community are lost each year. Vehicles contribute to 20% of farming fatalities. 

Slurry is a very valuable nutrient source but the handling of slurry involves a lot of dangers. There are 3 golden rules if something goes wrong when handling slurry:

  1. Evacuate
  2. Ventilate
  3. Agitate

Many farmers farm alone and this brings a number of risks, the video details the precautions that should be taken when farming alone. 

Fatal farm accidents bring both grieving and financial consequences. It is important to work hard to make our farms safer places to work.