Farm safety highlighted by Teagasc

The farm advisory body Teagasc is urging farmers to undergo basis training in safety and risk assessment. The call comes as figures are published showing 23 deaths on farms so far this year, the highest number in almost a decade, and over twice last year's figure.

The two most recent deaths took place just this week, which has been designated Farm and Countryside Safety Week in National Schools across the country.

John Mc Namara is the national Health and Safety Officer with Teagasc..........

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