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Category: Agriculture

Suffolk farm fined after worker injured

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Suffolk farming partnership has been fined after a worker was injured when his arm was caught in the machinery of a bird feeding line.

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INDG317(rev2) – Chainsaws at work

Thursday, February 7, 2013

This updated leaflet gives guidance on using portable, hand-held, petrol-engine chainsaws at work. It is aimed at employers, the self-employed and those who control the use of work equipment. It includes basic information on safe working practices for operators to follow.

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Tree firm fined after teenage worker loses toes on wood chipper

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A teenage worker just three weeks into his first job sustained a serious foot injury while using a poorly maintained wood chipper without adequate supervision or training, a court has heard.

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Essex nursery fined after overturned dumper injures worker

Friday, February 1, 2013

An Essex horticultural nursery has been fined after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when a dumper truck he was driving overturned.

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Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs – Analysis of responses received

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is a summary report of the outcome of HSE’s consultation on proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Council in court after parks workers suffer debilitating hand injuries

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Merseyside council has been sentenced after 29 employees were diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left them with ongoing problems with their hands.

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Farmer fined following teenager’s quad bike death

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.

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Herdsman died after falling through dairy skylight

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A herdsman died after carrying out unplanned and unsupervised repair work on a dairy roof and falling through a plastic skylight, a court heard today (18 December).

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Burton builder fined after chainsaw injures contractor

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Burton upon Trent builder has been fined for dangerous working practices and for failing to report an incident after a Derbyshire worker seriously injured his hand on a chainsaw.

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Farm Safety and Health Awareness Days

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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. They provide an excellent opportunity for those working on farms get practical advice. Events being held nationwide – find a venue near you.

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AIS35 – Handling and housing cattle (revised)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This information sheet provides general advice for farmers on safe handling of adult cattle, including stock bulls, bull beef, suckler and dairy cattle, and on housing stock bulls and bull beef safely. This revision now includes general advice for farmers on preparing cattle for slaughter.

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AIS37 – Operator seat restraints for mobile work equipment in agriculture and forestry (revised)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This revised information sheet advises employers and the self-employed on the requirements for fitting and using operator seat restraints in tractors, self-propelled machines and other mobile agricultural or forestry work equipment. This revision contains minor updates but the guidance remains the same.

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Machinery company fined after Shropshire farmer’s death

Monday, December 3, 2012

An international farm equipment manufacturer has been fined after a Shropshire farmer died when the rotating arms of a defective bale wrapping machine struck him on the head.

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Leicester firm prosecuted after worker’s five-metre fall

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Leicester door-fitting firm has been fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck.

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Agriculture health and safety – Grain dust

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grain dust is the dust produced during harvesting, drying, handling, storage or processing of cereal crops. These include barley, wheat, oats, maize and rye. This guidance tells you about the possible health problems you could develop from exposure to grain dust and what precautions you should take to protect your health.

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Pesticide Incidents Report 2011/12

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This report provides information on incidents and complaints involving pesticides investigated by HSE’s Field Operations Directorate between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012.

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HSE’s farm safety days grow in popularity

Monday, November 12, 2012

A new programme of safety and health awareness days for farmers (SHADS) has got off to a flying start, with the first five over-subscribed.

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HSE agriculture head comments on annual ill health and injury statistics

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Graeme Walker, Head of HSE’s Agriculture Sector, said: “It is generally accepted that agriculture is one of the most challenging sectors in which to work. Though Britain compares favourably with other countries in Europe on workplace health and safety, the latest figures for farming clearly illustrate that more work needs to be done.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Builder paralysed after fall from roof

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Lincolnshire farming business has been fined after a building contractor was left paralysed when he fell through a barn roof.

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