The HSA has appealed to farmers and construction workers not to subject cattle slats to vehicular traffic under any circumstances.   

Safety appeal made to farmers working with slats after fatal accident

All slats should be subject to regular integrity monitoring after 10 to 15 years.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has issued an urgent safety appeal to farmers following a fatal accident involving construction work on a farm.

The appeal is focused on concrete slats. The HSA has reminded farmers that cattle slats should not be subject to vehicular traffic under any circumstances. Tractor slats are designed for a maximum axle load of 7.8t, and this weight should not be exceeded.

The HSA also recommends that all slats be subject to regular integrity monitoring after 10 to 15 years. Farmers are asked not to enter tanks even when they are empty.

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