Bioagra supports safety
Two tons of feed materials and prepaid cards with Mr. Corn were funded by Bioagra SA for the winners of the 17th National Competition “Safe Farm” and the 8th edition of the art competition for children, entitled “The machine works but the child watches.” Both contests are regularly organized by the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS).
Both competitions have an important social aspect – their goal is to promote farm security, including child safety.
“Safe Farm” is one of many preventive actions of the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) in the improvement of occupational health and safety on farms. The competition was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the National Labor Inspectorate and the National Center for Agricultural Support, the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture. The honorary patronage was taken by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda. Art competition for children “The machine works but the child observes”, whose patron was Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, is organized to promote positive behavior related to the work and play of children on the farm among schoolchildren from primary schools in rural areas.
The competition also popularizes the “List of particularly dangerous activities related to running a farm”, which must not be entrusted to children under 16 years of age. This year’s competition slogan: “Safe in the countryside: the machine works but the child watches” is to draw attention to the ways of preventing accidents related to the presence of agricultural machinery and equipment on farms. The young authors of the winning entries received payment cards with Mr. Corn, each worth PLN 100.
When assessing farms in the ‘Safe Farm’ competition, the jury took into account the organization of the farm bypass and yard, order within the yard, buildings and work stations, technical condition of livestock and farm buildings, technical condition of machines, devices and tools used on the farm, conditions of handling and living of farm animals, equipping with work clothes and personal protective equipment, storage of plant protection products and other hazardous substances. The jury also took into account the aesthetics of farms, applied organizational, technological and technical solutions affecting the safety of people working and staying on a farm.
The safest farm in the Nysa poviat was the farm of Dorota and Waldemar Rusek from Otmuchów. The farm of Rose and Robert Przywar from Prusinowice, Pakosławice commune was also awarded. Each of them received a ton of feed materials.