Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in which to work in Northern Ireland.
About 100 accidents resulting in medical treatment happen on Northern Ireland farms each month, the Farm Safety Partnership has said.
The safety promotion body revealed the figure as it published its new action plan, aimed at reducing the numbers of injuries and deaths on farms. The body offers some advice, things like training on how to use machinery and handling animals; visual guides to show people the safe way to do things; using the grant schemes and discussion groups to talk about safety.
"But, at 100 incidents a month. we also need to focus on helping farmers deal with incidents on farms to allow time for the emergency services to get there.
"Things like first aid and helping the emergency services locate an incident, which can be difficult in rural areas.”