IFA - Irish Farmers Association

05/26/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2020 00:55

TIKTOK USERS RECORDING PRANKS WITH FARM MACHINERY ARE A DISGRACE

26 May 2020

TIKTOK USERS RECORDING PRANKS WITH FARM MACHINERY ARE A DISGRACE

Farm Safety

IFA President Tim Cullinan has hit out at people who are recording pranks with farm machinery for uploading on the TikTok social media channel.

'This practice is grossly irresponsible and is an accident waiting to happen. I am disgusted that people could be so casual and have no regard for the dangers involved in what they are doing,' he said.

With eight farm fatalities already this year, Tim Cullinan said those carrying on like this should take a hard look at themselves. 'Too often, people are not willing to act responsibly and identify the risks,' he said.

'All farmers and contractors need to make it clear to their employees that engaging in these practices is a sackable offence,' he said.