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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

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

Farm Safety Partnership urges caution during COVID-19

The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has urged the farming community to exercise extreme care and attention during these very challenging times. Read More

Suspended sentence for asbestos offences

An employer has been sentenced for failing to reduce exposure and spread of asbestos when demolishing a large pig shed. 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

Falkirk: Two dead and two injured after farm wall collapse

Two men have been killed and two others injured after a wall collapsed on a farm near to Falkirk in Scotland. Read More

Farm safety: Agency worker’s injury ‘timely reminder’ of safety needs

A company has been fined after a farm worker’s arm was pulled into potato grading machine. Read More

Company failed to manage transport risks

HSE investigation found the company had insufficient measures in place to prevent people being struck by a vehicle and that a protected walkway was provided to only two sides of the yard, but not to the right side between the production sheds and the engineers workshop, a well-used pedestrian route. Read More

Unexpected high-risk jobs and how to limit potential harm

Contrary to popular belief, there are occupations that are seemingly harmless but may potentially be hazardous in a variety of different ways. 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



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