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 with Bales on the Farm” is well worth a read to remind both yourself and your workers of specific dangers. It also includes a useful safety checklist outlining precautions to be taken before working with bales on the farm. Follow this LINK to read the HSA Information Leaflet, which you can also print.