11 Apr 2019

The Farm Safety Experience April 17th

The Agri sector is one of Maxol Lubricants’ core markets.

We are delighted to come on board & join forces with Teagasc and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) in bringing awareness to Farm Safety. It is such an important topic across Ireland, and we are proud to help in any way we can. It is great to be associated with Teagasc and the IFA and this is only the start of the three of us helping to promote Farm Safety across Ireland, north and south.

The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than any other economic sector.  A large proportion of all fatal workplace accidents occur in agriculture, even though a small proportion of the workforce is employed in farming.  The level of farm accidents is not decreasing.  Similar accidents occur each year. 

Please see a link to our new Farm Safety video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duvUfITiVNQ&feature=em-share_video_user

Along with our video promoting Farm Safety, we are running ‘The Farm Safety Experience’, an event promoting family safety on farms, which will take place on the farm of Padraig Moran, Coorevin Farm, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary (E45 ET28) on Wednesday April 17th at 12 noon.  This is a collaborative event involving Maxol Lubricants, Teagasc, IFA and Gurteen Agricultural College. It will be an interactive event involving the Model Farm, the Pet Farm and displays of good farm practices. Height for Hire will be demonstrating safety at heights. Michael Ryan, our distributor in Cork will be demonstrating the importance of lubricating farm machinery. Cardiologist Dr. Michael Conway will speak on health. A tractor simulator will be there for people to practice safe driving and much more will also take place.

 

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