Silawrap’s thinking outside the box for farm safety

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Silawrap’s thinking outside the box for farm safety

Minister of State, Andrew Doyle TD and Maurice Keady area manager Silawrap.

Silawrap celebrated the recent launch of its new ‘Work Safe’ Silawrap box with Minister of State for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Andrew Doyle TD at their plant in Gorey, Co Wexford. In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of farm safety, Silawrap, is utilising their Silawrap box to remind farmers of 4 important messages this season – to work safe, check all safety guards, slurry gas kills and beware of livestock. Since 2008, there have been 210 farming related deaths in Ireland, with 24 farming-related deaths in 2017 alone.

Speaking at the launch, Minister of State Mr Andrew Doyle TD said “This is a very simple and clever initiative by Silawrap to use their box to promote farm safety.  The message is delivered to the silage field on the machinery” he continued, “We all know of farmers and their families who have to live with the consequences of a farm accident.  Hopefully farmers will think about their safety as they go about their work”.

Maurice Keady, Area Manager said “Farm safety is of the utmost importance at Silawrap and we believe one farm fatality is too many. We manufacture 500,000 rolls of silage wrap annually and with the new messaging clearly displayed on the box, we hope to raise awareness and promote farm safety in every farmyard in the country.”

“We want to give something back to the industry and are indebted to Irish farmers for their support over the past 21 years” Keady concluded.

Silawrap ‘Work Safe’ boxes are available in all agricultural retail outlets throughout Ireland.