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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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Red Tape Challenge

Monday, June 27, 2011

30 June – 21 July: Tell us which health and safety regulations should stay and which should go.

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Agriculture video case study – Farmers’ stories: transport

Monday, June 13, 2011

Twenty one year old Andrew Pursey was crushed to death between two tractors while working on the family farm in Herefordshire.

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Firms fined £130,000 after worker’s electric shock

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Two companies, a director and a sub-contractor have been fined a total of £130,000 for health and safety failings after a construction worker suffered serious burns following an electric shock from an overhead power cable.

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Safety notice – Risks to users from firewood processing machines

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Recent accident investigations indicate that some firewood processing machines may be unsafe because the guards provided are too short or the other safety devices provided may be easily overcome.

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Farming company fined after 21-year-old worker electrocuted

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A farming company has been fined after a man was electrocuted while working on farmland near Ludgershall in Wiltshire.

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Hertfordshire farm fined for worker’s roof plunge

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A father and daughter who own and run a farm in Hertfordshire have been fined by HSE after an employee fell through a fragile barn roof and suffered multiple fractures.

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Agriculture case studies – Children on farms

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Farms are homes as well as workplaces. These Case Studies reflect not only the dangers on farm but also the dangers to children from the use of common farm machinery and equipment and common farming activities.

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Agriculture video case studies – ATV quad bikes ‘Mark’s story’

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mark Mather lay desperately hurt, alone and unable to summon help on the family farm in Wooler, Northumberland, when a loaded shotgun went off at close range into his leg.

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Farmer fined for fall injuries

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Nottinghamshire farm business has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries in a roof fall.

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Agriculture video case study: Farmers stories – powerlines

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cornish farmer, Ian Davey, nearly left behind a loving wife and two children – a boy of nearly three and a girl of six months – when a snap decision he made during combining had horrific consequences.

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