Peter Gohery, who is a farm accident survivor and one of the countries leading farm safety ambassadors is set to take part in two upcoming agricultural shows over the weekend, to further highlight the need for improved farm safety.
Peter will first head for Co. Mayo today, Sunday August 5th, where he will attend the 100th annual Claremorris show on Sunday, August 5th. Read about the show here. At the show in Claremorris, Peter will be joined by Pat Reilly of the FRS, who will help him demonstrate how to operate a quad safely.
“Pat will be there with the quad bike, showing people how to ride and operate the quad bike safely”, said Peter.
Peter himself will focus on PTO accidents, while also explaining the circumstances of his own farm accident, which resulted in the loss of one of his legs.
“I will be talking on PTO accidents, showing my leg and we will wrap up a dummy and show the consequences of a PTO accident and how easy it can happen”, Peter explained.
The pair will also focus on trailer safety at the show, highlighting the safe standing distance from an in-use trailer among other procedures.
“It is simple little stuff, a bit of farm safety and a bit of talk on it from myself and Pat Reilly of the FRS”, Peter noted.
Peter’s travels will then take him to Nenagh in Tipperary for the North Tipperary Agricultural Show this coming Bank Holiday Monday, August 6th.
The Galway man will deliver a Farm Safety talk in association with the North Tipperary branch of the IFA and Agri Aware Mobile Farm. Here Peter will again highlight the need for better farm safety, while also showing the direct consequences of suffering a PTO accident.
Not only this, but Peter and his team will also have some safety demonstrations on the day.
“We are also going to have Willie Shorthall talking about the consequences of quad bike accidents”, he said.
“They are going to have quad overturned and a dummy underneath, while showing how easy it turns over as well”, he continued.
Peter noted to That'sFarming that this is not the end of his attendance at upcoming shows either, with another pencilled in for Co. Leitrim, with an air ambulance crew set to be involved. If you are at either the Claremorris of Nenagh show, don't forget to pop along and add to your farm safety knowledge.