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Category: Agriculture

Safety Notice – Supply of flail-type cutting attachments on portable hand-held brush cutters

Friday, September 30, 2011

Non-standard metal brush cutting accessories fitted to petrol driven brush cutters can fail catastrophically in-service. There is a risk of death or serious injury to operators and others in vicinity from ejected metal components. Suppliers of such equipment should immediately discontinue supply of flail-type cutting attachments for portable hand-held brush cutters.

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Placing biocide products on the UK market – What you need to know

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

If you think that your product is a biocide and you want to place it on the UK market the following information summarises the requirements with which you need to comply.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Ulverston safety event

Monday, September 26, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Ulverston to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Inverurie safety event after thumbs up

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Inverurie on Tuesday, 4 October to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Oldham safety event after thumbs up

Monday, September 19, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Oldham to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Worker crushed in potato harvester

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Cupar farming partnership has been fined £112,500 after a worker was killed when he was crushed between the rollers of a potato harvester.

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Kent tree surgeon fined over worker’s injuries

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Kent-based tree surgeon has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries when his trouser leg was caught in a tree stump grinder.

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Farmers encouraged to attend safety events after thumbs up

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A new programme of training events is underway to help thousands of farmers get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Tractors and farm vehicles – Your questions answered

Friday, September 9, 2011

The law says vehicles should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained.

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Langford mushroom firm fined after worker’s arm crushed

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Langford mushroom farm worker’s arm was broken in two places when he was dragged into a net cleaning machine, a court in North Somerset has heard.

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Safety and Health Awareness Days – farmers views

Friday, September 2, 2011

A short film on the views of farmers who have recently attended Farm Safety and Health Awareness Days

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West coast fish farmers to receive safety advice

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scottish fish and shellfish farmers are being encouraged to attend a special aquaculture and maritime safety event in Oban on 6 September.

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Hampshire farmers urged to work safely during harvest season

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Hampshire farmer is encouraging other farmers to stay safe during the harvest season after an incident left one of his workers with a broken hand and off work for ten and a half weeks.

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Children on farms – Farms are homes as well as workplaces

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Agriculture has one of the highest fatal accident rates of any industry in the UK. Visitors to the countryside, many of them children, are often present on farm whilst work activities are being carried out.

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Somerset farm owner fined after telehandler crush

Thursday, July 21, 2011

An elderly farm owner has been fined after the telehandler she was operating crushed a neighbour, causing serious injury.

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Agriculture e-bulletin archive update

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Two e-bulletins for February and April 2011 have been added to the agricultue e-bulletin archive for  viewing.

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Agriculture case studies – Children on farms

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Agriculture has one of the highest fatal accident rates of any industry in the UK. It is also the only high-risk industry that has to deal with the constant presence of children. Farms are homes as well as workplaces.

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Wiltshire firm failed to prevent fall risk

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Wiltshire firm has been prosecuted for compromising worker safety after using a homemade harness system during a barn renovation project.

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Companies fined £640,000 for double fish farm deaths

Monday, July 4, 2011

Two companies have been fined a total of £640,000 following the death of two fish farm workers on a barge moored at a salmon farm on Loch Creran, Argyll & Bute.

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New figures published of fatally injured agriculture workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in the agriculture industry last year has slightly decreased.

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