HSA inspection preparations for calving season

Farmers preparing for calving season have been warned by THE HSA that ‘there’s no such thing as a quiet cow.

Planning a fortnight-long farm inspection campaign from Monday, January 27, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) hopes to carry out 300 inspections with the focus on working safely with livestock.  

In 2019, six of the 18 farm fatalities on farms involved livestock, and five involved people over 65. Every year, fatalities occur at calving time, and half these livestock deaths took place last spring.