2019 saw 1,684 inspections and 53 investigations carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) across the agriculture sector.

According to the 2019 annual report for the HSA, 9,270 inspections were carried out across all sectors. These inspections lead to cumulative fines totalling €938,000 being imposed by the courts in response to prosecutions. This is a 33% increase on the 2018 figure of €705,972 in fines

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A breakdown of the inspections show;

  • 636 inspections related to livestock handling
  • 716 inspections related to Tractors, machinery and quads
  • 206 inspections related to working at height

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