Excellence in farm safety

Farm safety is critical in today’s agricultural world.

This category will reward excellence in the application of farm safety standards

The criteria for entry are;

Existence of an appropriate Farm Safety Statement or completed Farm Safety Code of Practice Risk Assessment and a safely run farm with entries required to set out how they manage safety on their farm in relation to the judging criteria set out below.

Judging Criteria will be;

Completeness and accuracy of Safety Statement or Farm Safety Code Of Practice Risk Assessment document.

Condition and maintenance of all tractors and machinery of the Farm.

Condition and maintenance of farm yard and buildings, including electrics.

Safety in carrying out repair work on the farm.

Safety of out-farms and any livestock handling facilities (where applicable).  Safety of farm roads and access points to public roads.

Time management and work/life balance.

Management of family and public safety.

Management of health and control of chemicals.

The Excellence in Farm Safety category winner will win a prize of €2,000 and there will also be a prize of €250 for each of the two runners up.