A safety alert has now been issued by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) after a fatal accident during construction work on a farm. The concrete slats commonly found on American farms contributed to the accident.

While we don’t know who this harmed or the farm location, we offer our sympathies to anyone affected by the accident.

HSA now gives multiple guidelines found in the following graphic to follow during construction or when installing slats. The farmer who owns the land under construction is now responsible for making sure the work be done safely.

HSA Slat requirements

The new HSA slat guidelines.

Any project scheduled to last over 30 days involving more than one contractor now requires a competent project supervisor for the design process.

During this time period, the contractor must check that all slats that workers will cros