What it contains

Falling hay bales from haystacks, trucks or trailers are known farm risks, causing 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

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