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Document ID (ISN)111057
CIS number 10-0611
ISBN(s) 978-1-84496-140-5
Year 2010
Convention or series no. HSA0347
Title Code of practice on preventing accidents to children and young persons in agriculture
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, 2010. 30p. Illus.
Internet access HSA0347.pdf [in English]
Abstract Because farms are homes as well as workplaces, there are frequently children and young persons in this high-risk environment, either in the family or as visitors. This means children and young persons are at risk of death or injury on farms. This Code of Practice applies only to on-farm work activities and their potential impact on children and young persons. Contents: introduction; definition of a young person; scope of the code of practice; safety statements and risk assessments; play areas for children not involved in work activities; operating tractors; operating machinery; riding on tractors and machinery; contact with machinery and moving vehicles; downing and asphyxiation; falls from heights; falling objects; contact with animals; hazardous substances; fire; conclusion. Appendices include extracts from and comments on key legislation.
Descriptors (primary) Ireland; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; children; young persons; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; tractors; agricultural equipment; fire; hazard evaluation; safety guides; handling of animals; falling objects; drowning; asphyxia; falls from heights; legal aspects
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Young workers