Essential to erect farm buildings safely
Teagasc has worked with FBD Insurance and the Health and Safety Authority to produce a practical guidance booklet on safe farm building practices.
This advisory booklet for farmers can be downloaded from the publications section the www.teagasc.ie website. Ciaran Roche, FBD Risk Manager, said, “Construction work is potentially very dangerous, especially work at height and, because of this, it is essential that farmers and contractors construct buildings in a safe manner. “The guidelines highlight the major construction hazards, and the practical preventative measures that need to be taken to prevent serious or fatal accidents.
“The guidelines also outline risk assessments and safe methods of work for excaof vations, steel erection, roof cladding and demolition, and summarise the main health and safety legal requirements of farmers, designers, project supervisors and contractors. “It is hoped all farmers and contractors will refer to these guidelines.”