A Lincolnshire farmer and an agricultural machinery supplier have been fined after a young casual worker had three tendons in his right hand severed by a potato crusher.
Agriculture has one of the highest fatal accident rates of any industry in the UK. All of the case studies featured are real incidents with real and sometimes fatal consequences for the people involved. They concentrate on some of the key agricultural themes being targeted by HSE, including: falls from height, livestock handling, transport and [...]
Last chance to have your say on HSE’s proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 Sep…
A Shropshire milking company has been fined after a worker suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a steel beam at a Derbyshire farm just a day after he started his job.
Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are free half day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers. If you are a family farmer, self employed, or employ up to four people then SHADs are designed for you. New dates and venues added; find an event near [...]
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Rural Industries Group, in conjunction with the British Off-Road Driving Association (BORDA), is delighted to bring you a series of thought-provoking presentations and practical demonstrations by industry experts, (including HSE) which will help you to assess the risks and manage this often-forgotten or underestimated activity. Rutland, 11 [...]
This information sheet (AIS17EW) provides advice about the hazards associated with keeping cattle, including bulls in fields where the public has access in England and Wales (a separate version is available for Scotland). It suggests reasonably practicable ways of controlling hazards for walkers, land managers should also consider risks to other rights of way users [...]
People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are family members. A few straightforward steps, and proper supervision of children, will reduce these risks. Other members of the public may also be at risk, eg when using public rights of way through fields containing cattle and [...]
This Agriculture Information Sheet is aimed at employers and technicians who carry out fumigation operations. It gives advice on safety measures when using moisture-activated gassing compounds for vertebrate pest control in open areas.
A Northumberland firm and two of its directors have been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker died following a fall from a barn roof.