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Category: Agriculture

RR894 – Hand-arm vibration of horticultural machinery Part 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In recent years there have been many cases of HAVS being reported for people who work in agriculture, horticulture and landscape gardening. The work described in this report assesses the standard test for hedge trimmers defined in BS EN ISO 10517:2009 for repeatability and ease of use and where possible for reproducibility.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Ayrshire safety event after thumbs up

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Farmers are being encouraged to attend a free training event in Ayr on Thursday, 3 November to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Usk safety event after thumbs up

Monday, October 17, 2011

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

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Fife farming company fined after worker loses two toes

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A farming company has been fined after a worker had to have two toes from his right foot amputated, when he became entangled in machinery inside a grain reception pit.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Cheshire safety event

Friday, October 7, 2011

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

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RR884 – Hand-arm vibration of horticultural machinery: Part 1

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The work described in this research report assesses the standard test defined in BS EN 836:1997 (incorporating amendments Nos. 1 to 3) for repeatability and ease of use and where possible for reproducibility (by comparing machine manufacturers’ declared vibration against HSL measurements to the same standardised procedures).

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Farmers flock to attend safety event in East Yorkshire

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Farmers are queuing up to attend free safety events in Burton Constable to help them get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Agriculture eBulletins – February, April and July 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Archive versions of agriculture eBulletins from February, April and July 2011 are now available.

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Farmers encouraged to attend Lancaster safety event

Monday, October 3, 2011

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

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Worker’s fingers severed by wood cutting machine

Friday, September 30, 2011

The thumb and fingers on a worker’s right hand were cut off while he was using a firewood processing machine at a Shropshire farm, a court heard.

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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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