The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging caution as people return to work following Storm Emma and the extreme snow fall of last week. Many workers, particularly those involved in storm repair, construction, farming and transportation will be facing increased hazards, the HSA has said. It is offering advice on ways to stay safe in the coming days and weeks.
IFA president, Joe Healy, said the impact of Storm Emma, with heavy snow falls and freezing conditions has given rise to extremely difficult working conditions on farms across the country. Sheep farmers are particularly affected with lambing capacity becoming a problem as farmers cannot get their stock out. Mr Healy has appealed to farmers who have spare capacity in their sheds to make it available to neighbours with newborn lambs.