Health and safety in­spec­tions ramp up

Irish Independent - Farming - - NEWS -

HEALTH and safety bosses are be­gin­ning a two-week cam­paign dur­ing the lamb­ing and calv­ing sea­son with 400 farm in­spec­tions planned.

Inspectors will fo­cus on safe han­dling of live­stock dur­ing the cam­paign.

Martin O’Halloran, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Health and Safety Au­thor­ity (HSA), said that plan­ning work with safety in mind is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant at this busy time of year.

“Dur­ing what is now a more con­cen­trated calv­ing pe­riod, fa­tigue and in­creased stress lev­els are al­most in­evitable,” he said.

“How­ever, some early plan­ning can make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence.”

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