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Category: Agriculture

Safety warning to farmers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers are being urged to take extra care following the conclusion of a fatal accident inquiry into the tragic death of Lauder farmer, Jim Sharp earlier this year.

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L22 – Safe use of work equipment: ACOP and guidance (4th edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated, and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Farm SHADs diary – Rocester event added

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A further agriculture Safety and Health Awareness Day has been added to the 2015 diary – JCB World Headquarters, Rocester, Staffordshire on 13 February.

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Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.

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Essex tree surgeon in court after chainsaw fall onto worker

Friday, November 14, 2014

A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.

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Agriculture SHADs – new dates added

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards that farmers face. Further dates announced for February 2015 – Bury St Edmunds, Holsworthy, Bridgewater, Witney and Hadlow.

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Gamekeeper sentenced for seven wildlife offences

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A 65-year-old north Norfolk gamekeeper has today (Thursday 6 November) been given a suspended prison sentence for seven wildlife offences.   

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Injury and ill-health statistics highlight workplace dangers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Figures published today show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. 

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Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.  

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1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**. 

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Contractor fined for worker’s 60ft tree fall

Monday, October 6, 2014

A tree surgeon dislocated his hip after falling more than 18 metres to the ground when the limb of a diseased tree he was working on gave way, a court heard today.

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Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

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Dates of current planned Agriculture SHADs – November and December 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Five new dates added to the Agriculture Safety and Health Awareness days diary, taking place in Inverurie, Hamilton, Todmorden, Thirsk, and Malvern.

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PRiF Open Event: Pesticide Residues – Who makes sure my food is safe? York, 15 October 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The free event is an opportunity for those interested in pesticide residues in food to learn more about the work of the committee and its role in the national food testing programme. In addition to presentations from the committee, various external speakers will give talks on topics related to food quality and production.

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Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Farm Safety Partnership Scotland – new free leaflet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Over 70% of work-related deaths on Scotland’s farms are due to only four causes. Follow these safety tips and make sure you don’t leave it to fate.

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Fatal injuries in farming, horticulture and fish farming in Scotland – 2003/04 to 2013/14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This new report summarises the fatalities reported in the farming sector in Scotland between 1 April 2003 and 31 March 2014.

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Shropshire farmer in court after worker trapped in machinery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Ellesmere arable farmer has received a conditional discharge after a worker suffered serious arm, head and back injuries while unblocking a grain drying machine. 

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Timber firm fined after worker crushed by tree

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Herefordshire timber firm has been fined after a worker was crushed against a machine by a tree trunk. 

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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