Falling hay bales: A health and safety solution

How to identify, manage and reduce the risks of falling hay bales on farms.

Published: 01 Jun 2007
File type: PDF
File size: 92.28 kB
Length: 1 page
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

Falling hay bales from haystacks, trucks or trailers are known farm risks. They can cause serious injury and death. This document tells you:

  • why hay bales pose significant health and safety risks on farms
  • how to move hay bales safely using farm equipment
  • work systems that reduce the risk of falling hay bales
  • how to protect others by keeping the work area clear and cordoned off
  • how to safely transport hay bales to reduce the risk of a fall