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Safety Alert – Use of chain flail/non standard accessories on brush cutters

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Portable, hand-held, combustion engine driven brush cutters are commonly used for cutting weeds, brush and similar vegetation, and are frequently utilised in ground-clearance operations

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Death prompts telehandler warning

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Workers are being warned not to operate telehandlers if the right-hand side window is missing or broken, following a fatal incident.

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Safety Notice – Death prompts telehandler warning

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Following a recent fatal accident in Scotland HSE is warning all users of telescopic variable reach trucks, commonly known as telehandlers, of the danger of not replacing broken windows on these machines.

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Tree Work News – April 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Welcome to the first issue of Tree Work News in 2010, this is the fourth edition of HSE’s e-newsletter for the arboriculture and forestry industries.

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Reducing the risks from top-handled chainsaw use

Monday, March 1, 2010

Reflecting upon a 27 year career in the tree care industry, Jeremy Lawton, a City & Guilds NPTC assessor and Lantra registered instructor, highlights some key factors to

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North east forestry workers urged to sign up for safety event

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In an effort to reduce the high number of injuries in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries forestry workers from across the north east of Scotland are being encouraged to attend a free event next month.

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Penrith farm safety event follows deaths and injuries

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hundreds of farmers are expected to attend a safety event in Penrith this week, after new figures revealed an agricultural worker is killed or seriously injured in Cumbria every eighteen days.

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AIAC Livestock steering group meeting

Friday, February 19, 2010

The agenda and papers from the meeting of the AIAC Livestock steering group Held on 3 December 2009 are now available.

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Farm worker fined for running over his employer

Friday, February 19, 2010

A farm worker in Derbyshire has today been fined after he reversed a tractor over his 73-year old employer, leaving him dead.

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Safety event for south east farmers to help reduce death and injury

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Three hundred farmers from across Surrey, Sussex and Kent will be attending a free agriculture safety event at Hadlow College, Tonbridge, on the 17 February

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AIAC Training and Education Group meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The agenda and action points for the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee  Training and Education Group (TEG) meeting  held on 02/12/2009

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Agriculture Committee members interests updated

Friday, February 12, 2010

The members register of interests of the Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee has been updated.

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‘Keeping Alive – Borders church minister backs safety message for Scotland’s farmers’

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Borders minister is urging farmers in his parish and throughout Scotland to come home safely from their fields as he lends his support to HSE’s ‘Make the Promise’ campaign.

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Fatal injuries in farming forestry and horticulture 2008/09

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive in its report, ‘Fatal injuries in farming, forestry and horticulture 2008/09′ show that 30 people were killed as a result

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Southport farm safety event follows death and injuries

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hundreds of farmers are expected to attend a safety event in Southport this week, after new figures revealed an agricultural worker is seriously injured in Merseyside nearly every fortnight.

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Preston farm safety event follows deaths and injuries

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hundreds of farmers are expected to attend a safety event in Preston this week, after new figures revealed an agricultural worker is seriously injured in Lancashire every fortnight.

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Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season, the Government advised today.

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Consultation on the Legislative Reform Order to amend the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) and the European Communities Act 1972 allow HSE to make regulations to cover use of Biological Agents and Genetically

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Injured Lancashire farmer backs safety campaign

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Lancashire farmer who badly cut his hand in an agricultural accident is giving his support to a national safety campaign.

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Livestock handling case studies

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New case studies on livestock handling systems are available. The case studies are all real incidents with real and sometimes fatal consequences for the people involved.

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