Farm Safety advice available online

23rd September 2014

A new online farm safety tool designed to raise awareness of the dangers that exist on farms is now available for farmers, farm family members and employees.

FarmSafeNet is part of a suite of activities developed by the industry led Farm Safety Partnership which since its formation in 2012 has been combining resources and working closely with the farming community to develop a culture of safety first on farms. 

The four main dangers within the farming industry are working with slurry, animals, falls from height and working with equipment.  There is a lot of valuable information and advice available on the FarmSafeNet website on these four areas and the Farm Safety Partnership urge all those working or living on a farm to visit the site.

The introduction of this easy-to-use and accessible on-line tool will build on the good progress already achieved through the FarmSafe awareness events and the wider work of the Partnership. 

To access FarmSafeNet simply go on-line and access, or scan the barcode with your mobile to view the videos, read the resources available and complete the quiz.  On completion of the quiz you will receive a certificate containing a unique reference number which you will be advised to retain for future reference. You will be able to use this as evidence to support your commitment to farm safety when accessing future DARD services or schemes.