Farm Safety

  • An Introduction to Tractor Safety

    Tractor slurry

    The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has developed this course with the support of the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSE NI). The course is an introduction to tractor safety, and highlights the important safety considerations around working with tractors and farm machinery.


    Course duration: 40 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify the hazards associated with tractors and farm machinery
    • Recognise the types of tractor-related accidents that can occur and how to prevent them
    • Apply safe work practices before using a tractor or farm machinery
    • Source health and safety information and guidance on tractor safety

    Enter course
  • Farm Safely with Slurry

    Tractor slurry

    This short course will help farmers to plan and prepare for slurry spreading. It provides an opportunity for farmers to increase their awareness of the dangers associated with slurry and how to prevent accidents occurring to themselves and to others.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify the best times and conditions for spreading slurry
    • Recognise the need to plan ahead and make appropriate preparations to work safely
    • Recognise the dangers associated with slurry
    • Implement the appropriate control measures to prevent accidents when working with slurry
    • Source important farm safety information from the Health and Safety Authority

    Enter course
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