HSA farm inspections – Safe work at height

September 27, 2022
HSA farm inspections – Safe work at height

During the period 2012-2021 there were twenty fatalities on Irish farms associated with falls; fifteen of these were related to falls from height.  The HSA agriculture inspection campaign will run from Monday 26th September to Friday 7th October focusing on safety when working at height. The two-week campaign will target both small and large farms nationwide.  …

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Teagasc Hedgerow Week

August 25, 2022
Teagasc Hedgerow Week

Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2022 will take place from Friday 26th August – Friday 2 September to coincide with the opening of the hedge cutting season on 1 September. Focus will be on Best Practice Hedge Cutting with a series of public and virtual events. To register for the event please follow this LINK. Programme of…

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Sprayer Re-Testing

April 20, 2022
Sprayer Re-Testing

PAC Ireland reminds agricultural contractors and farmers that one of the key components of the Sustainable Use Directive requires that all boom sprayers and orchard/blast sprayers are tested and certified in order to ensure they meet the required standard or are decommissioned. Sprayers tested and certified before the end of 2016 should already have completed…

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Fine Tuning Irish Dairy

March 14, 2022
Fine Tuning Irish Dairy

24th March, 2022 – For more information and to register follow this LINK12pm-6pm at the Limerick Strand Hotel. General Admission to the Conference is free. Fine-Tuning Irish Dairy Conference returns for its fourth year, this March 24th in the Limerick Strand Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is Climate Action, with speakers covering topics…

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Teagasc Hedgerow Week Launched

December 3, 2021
Teagasc Hedgerow Week Launched

Understanding hedges better is the theme for the Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2021 which takes place from 3 – 10 December. Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, stressed the importance of Ireland’s network of hedges at the launch of an exciting programme of online events. Minister Hackett said;…

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Stop the Spread of Grass Weeds

July 2, 2021
Stop the Spread of Grass Weeds

Grass weeds are becoming increasingly problematic on Irish Farms and we need to do everything possible in order to stop their spread. This can be challenging, but agricultural contractors can be instrumental in curtailing the spread. The key is to avoid carrying seeds from farm to farm by cleaning machinery before leaving each farm. Dermot…

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Working Safely with Bales

June 14, 2021
Working Safely with Bales

Baled silage is now made on over two thirds of Irish farms. Too many people have been killed and injured when handling, storing and transporting bales. Agricultural Contractors and farmers must remember the risks involved in dealing with all types of bales and the information leaflet produced by the Health and Safety Authority “Working Safely…

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Plan a Safe Silage Season

May 4, 2021
Plan a Safe Silage Season

PAC Ireland supports advice given by the HSA Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (FSPAC) in the following press release and urges all members to make safety their top priority. Between 2011 and 2020 over half of all fatalities in the agriculture sector involved tractors, vehicles or machinery The Health and Safety Authority is urging farmers…

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Be Sun Smart – Even on Cloudy Days

April 26, 2021
Be Sun Smart – Even on Cloudy Days

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland, thankfully, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting skin.   Outdoor workers are particularly vulnerable to developing skin cancer. Due to spending long periods of time outdoors, they are exposed to high levels of UV rays from the sun – even…

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