In Northern Ireland, the HSENI (like our HSA) ran a farm safety poster competition for children from Foundation to Key Stage 2 - a bit like our infants to 6th class groupings. The winners were announced today and we think they all did a great job.
Conor McKenna from Beechlawn special school did one of favourites, the message is simple and clear and very very important. Unsupervised children and machinary can be a lethal combination. Well done Conor.
Ruby Gallagher from Fermanagh won her section with this poster about animal safety. Many animals are dangerous including the bull in her picture and new mothers as in the picture by Corey Campbell below.
Older farmers were remembered in this competition too - statistics show that the young and the old are most in danger on the farm. One thing that we worry about with older farmers is they often work alone and in remote areas and many of them would not be able to contact someone if they got into difficulty. Sarah Heagney highlighted the importance of carrying a mobile phone or perhaps if unable (or unwilling) to use one maybe a walkie talkie or a panic button.
Well done to all the winners and well done to the HSENI for the great initive to get all the primary school children thinking farm safety.
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