9 March 2024

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UG Study recommends “Train the trainer” approach to Improve culture of Farm Safety

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UG Study recommends “Train the trainer” approach to Improve culture of Farm Safety

A University of Galway study has found that a Train-the-Trainer” approach has the potential to vastly improve farm safety adoption and culture.

This was a key finding of a PHD study conducted by Dr Aswathi Surendran at the School of Psychology.

The Study was completed as a component of the Teagasc Be Safe Behavioural Farm Safety research project, funded by the Department of Agriculture.

Over the decade to 2023, farm vehicles caused 44% of all farm fatalities, with vehicle speed and visibility due to blind spots being a major contributory factor.

The study finds that farmer knowledge of these aspects of farm vehicle use is crucial to cut farm workplace fatality levels.

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