Farm safety is something everyone should be involved in, and secondary school children are no different.
At an age where young people may be getting more involved with their family farms, it’s important to keep everyone aware of the dangers that farming poses.
Luckily, CBS secondary school in Roscommon has produced a video to help schools across the country with this exact issue.
The video was officially launched last night at 7.30pm at a celebration in CBS. Representatives from the HSA and even Gareth from Grassmen were there to join in the event.
The video even has some familiar faces you might recognise; none other than Sean O’Brien, Irish rugby player, features to tie the whole video together!
He gives examples of tips to keep safe on the farm, and reveals his own experience with farm risks, explaining how he had a dangerous run-in with slurry gasses in the past.
The video has two parts; the first includes stories from young people who have been involved in farm accidents. The accidents brought to light vary in severity from minor injuries to a fatality.
The second part of the video shows the audience how they can keep safe on the farm. It’s hoped that schools across the country will show the video to all of their students; if it reduces the likelihood of another farm accident, it’s all worthwhile! Take a look at the farm safety video below, and make sure to share it: