Agriculture is officially the most dangerous industry in Britain, with proportionately more work-related deaths than in any other sector.
Around 300 farmers across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk will be attending a free event on Thursday 8 July 2010 aimed at helping reduce the number of deaths and injuries in agriculture.
In a recent incident a worker was killed whilst he was helping to remove a board from a stack leaning against a wall. He lost control of the weight of the boards and they fell on him causing serious head injuries. In an earlier almost identical incident at another site a worker had his legs [...]
Farming and haulage company Pearn Wyatt & Son has been fined £21,000 with £54,000 costs after a 24-year-old agriculture worker was crushed to death on a farm in Norfolk.
A Suffolk farmer has been fined after one of his employees cut into his left arm with a chainsaw.
A man suffered severe injuries to his arm after being dragged into a harvesting machine while working at Warwick University.
An East Riding farm company was today fined £3,000 for misusing a telehandler and allowing a worker to plunge three metres from an unsafe grain bucket.
New figures for the number of workers who were fatally injured in the agriculture sector have today been released by HSE.
Farmers are being reminded not to use the buckets of telehandlers to drive in fencing posts.
Almost two thirds (62 per cent) of Scottish farms visited in an intensive inspection initiative were found not to be using All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), such as quad bikes, safely. The figures were released by HSE today (Thursday 24 June) – the opening day of the Royal Highland Show – following inspector visits to 58 [...]
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Over the next few editions of essentialARB, Treevolution, in conjunction with Brudi & Partner TreeConsult (Germany), will produce a series of four articles
Around 150 farmers across Essex will be attending a free event tomorrow (24 June) aimed at helping reduce the number of deaths and injuries in agriculture.
The Health and Safety Executive has a new agricultural champion from today (Monday 21 June) with the formal handover of the role from Judith Donovan to fellow HSE board member Sandy Blair.
The agenda for the sixteenth Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) meeting is now available online.
These web pages are for people who design, manufacture and supply agricultural machinery.
Farmers are being warned not to use semi-automatic quick hitches if they are missing a retaining pin, following a spate of fatal accidents in other industries.
Safety inspectors will be carrying out checks at Scottish farms this month to ensure quad bikes are being used and maintained correctly.
This article by David Robinson Tech Cert (Arbor.A), Anderson Tree Care Ltd was originally published in the Arboricultural Association Newsletter issue 145. The author is inviting feedback from members of the industry, who use mobile cranes for tree work.
This study was undertaken to examine factors influencing the removal of residues from sprayer surfaces, to trial any developments on decontamination techniques on working farms,