farm safety


HSE warns of electrical safety dangers in farms when reacting to manslaughter case in Warwickshire

The HSE has warned against the severe dangers of inadequate electrical safety systems in farm buildings following a recently concluded prosecution at Warwick Crown Court. Read More

MSDs in the agriculture sector: From identifying the risks to adopting preventive measures

EU-OSHA has published a discussion paper, which looks at the use of mechanisation to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, especially upper limb disorders, in the agricultural sector. Read More

Report published into fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Britain

The HSE has issued a report that shows agriculture has the one of the worst rates of worker fatal injury in Great Britain. Last year, 21 people were killed in agriculture, one was a child. Read More

Farmer fined after fall from height

A farmer has been for fined breaches of health and safety legislation after a roofing contractor fell whilst installing roof sheets an under construction agricultural building. Read More

Falling bales account for 5% of farm workplace deaths

The summer months are a busy time for farmers and contractors, who will be working to make, transport and stack bales of silage, hay and straw. Bales are a vital method of conserving winter feed and providing bedding, but it is also important to remember that these activities have many safety risks. Read More

Farmer and building contractor fined for safety failings

A Co. Londonderry farmer and building contractor have both been fined at Antrim Crown Court for breaching health and safety regulations. Read More

Member of public killed instantly after being struck by telescopic loader

Farming partnership B A L Ackroyd has been sentenced for safety breaches, after a member of the public was killed. Read More

Mental health in farming: Campaign urges farmers to ‘mind your head’

A new campaign has been launched to tackle the stigma of mental health in the farming community. Read More

Child suffered serious injury in ATV incident

A 9-year-old boy was travelling as a passenger in the ATV, which was being driven by a 13-year-old. Read More

Farming death: £100k fine after worker killed

Worker was knocked over by a moving tractor in the farmyard as he stepped out a door from the calf shed. Read More



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