A conference on BeSafe, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded Farm Safety Behavioural Change project on Wednesday 23rd November (10am – 1pm) at Teagasc Research and Innovation Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

The conference will provide new knowledge gained from the BeSafe project and reveal the findings of recently research on farmers attitudes, behaviours and intention related to farm safety in Ireland.

The conference will be opened by Minister Martin Heydon TD, with special responsibility for farm safety within DAFM. It is open to all with an interest in improving farm safety, including farmers and their leaders, policy makers, researchers, advisors and trainer and students.

The keyote speaker is Dr Claire Jack from the Agriculture and Bioscience Institute (AFBI), Northern Ireland. Dr Jack will present the findings farm safety research in Northern Ireland.

The full programme for the Seminar can be downloaded here.

It is planned, also, to launch a newly produced video called ‘Farm Safe’. This video provides up-to-date and ‘state of the art’ knowledge on preventing injury and ill health on farms. The video has been produced by Teagasc Health and Safety Specialists John McNamara and Francis Bligh with support from FBD insurance plc and the Health and Safety Authority. The video will be available on line following the launch.

Speaking in advance of the conference, Dr David Meredith, Be Safe project leader, stated that considerable ‘cutting edge’ research has been recently completed in Ireland. The new knowledge will be of value in improving farm safety both in Ireland and internationally. The purpose of the conference is to commence the process of putting the new knowledge into the public domain.

Attendance at the BeSafe Seminar is free of charge but places are limited. Booking can be made at here and will be accepted on a ‘first come’ basis.

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