January 13, 2015
HSA to Enforce Regulations

Due to the unprecedented number of fatalities on Irish farms in 2014 the Health and Safety Authority have indicated they will (on a case by case basis) consider going straight to prosecution on the following matters:-
Working with unguarded PTO assemblies, (this includes defects at U-guard, O-guard and shaft guard)
Working machinery while carrying children under the age of 7 within the cabs, (this is prohibited by the Child safety COP3)
Having open or unprotected lagoons or agitation points on the farm with risk of persons falling in.