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2019: The year that was for Northern Ireland farming

2019: The year that was for Northern Ireland farming

2019 hasn’t been particularly kind to our farmers in the North, with many ending the year feeling no better off, if...

December 31, 2019

Farmer and building contractor fined for health and safety breaches

Farmer and building contractor fined for health and safety breaches

A farmer and a building contractor were both fined at Antrim Crown Court today, Thursday, December 12, for breaching health...

December 12, 2019

Authorities investigate ‘sudden death in tragic farm accident’

Authorities investigate ‘sudden death in tragic farm accident’

Authorities are investigating the circumstances of a farm death in Newry, Co. Antrim over the weekend. The incident took place...

December 2, 2019

Safety advisory visits under way for agri contractors

Safety advisory visits under way for agri contractors

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is continuing a series of agriculture contractor advisory visits to focus...

October 30, 2019

NI animal feed firm fined after employee loses arm

NI animal feed firm fined after employee loses arm

A Northern Irish animal feed company has been fined £20,000 (€22,411) over an incident which saw an employee lose an...

October 7, 2019

NI survey to delve deep into on-farm safety practices

NI survey to delve deep into on-farm safety practices

A survey has been launched to capture the reality of farm safety attitudes across Northern Ireland. Facilitated by Northern Ireland’s...

February 15, 2019

HSENI announces appointment of new chief executive

HSENI announces appointment of new chief executive

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has announced the appointment of Robert Kidd as its new chief....

February 3, 2019

Farmers urged to take care in mixing slurry as deadline approaches

Farmers urged to take care in mixing slurry as deadline approaches

As the January 31 deadline for spreading slurry approaches, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is warning...

January 25, 2019

Latest NI farm accident figures released

Latest NI farm accident figures released

The number of workplace fatalities has dropped, however, there has been a significant increase in injuries, the latest figures by...

November 17, 2018

Avoid Harm on the Farm 2019 safety poster winners announced

Avoid Harm on the Farm 2019 safety poster winners announced

More than 3,500 children from 98 Northern Ireland schools put pens, pencils and crayons to paper over the last few months to...

November 12, 2018

Storm Callum: Your 7-point storm repairs safety checklist

Storm Callum: Your 7-point storm repairs safety checklist

With high winds and heavy rain expected throughout the day, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has put together...

October 12, 2018

‘Intensive’ farm inspection campaign to begin next week

‘Intensive’ farm inspection campaign to begin next week

An intensive farm inspection campaign is set to begin on Monday, October 1, with a special focus on working safely...

September 28, 2018

NI’s Air Ambulance soars one year on…but how many rescues were farming related?

NI’s Air Ambulance soars one year on…but how many rescues were farming related?

Around one in 10 air ambulance call-outs in Northern Ireland over the last year have been related to farming incidents,...

July 23, 2018

Young man dies on Co. Down farm

Young man dies on Co. Down farm

A man in his early 20s has died in a fatal accident on a farm in Katesbridge, Co. Down today...

May 4, 2018

NI safety figures make grim reading

NI safety figures make grim reading

A new draft corporate plan launched by Northern Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) has highlighted the grisly reality of...

April 9, 2018

Meal firm fined six-figure sum after young worker injured

Meal firm fined six-figure sum after young worker injured

Well known Co. Armagh meal firm, Mason Animal Feeds, has been fined a six-figure sum in court after a 17-year-old...

March 23, 2018

Farmers urged to take extra care when mixing slurry

Farmers urged to take extra care when mixing slurry

With the closed period for spreading slurry coming to an end at midnight on January 31, the Health and Safety...

January 22, 2018

Farmer fined after 14-year-old involved in slurry accident

Farmer fined after 14-year-old involved in slurry accident

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been fined £1,000 (€1,138) today, after a slurry accident saw a teenage casual employee fall unconscious...

October 31, 2017