A Lincolnshire landscape gardener has been fined after being spotted carrying out unsafe tree work.
A Northumberland firm and two of its directors have been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker died following a fall from a barn roof.
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).
An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.
HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.
The law requires you to assess and control risks from work activities so far as is reasonably practicable. Here we show how you can improve your livestock handling system and make it safer and more efficient.
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When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual’s effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls
As the hay-making season gets underway a Lancashire farmer who was left paralysed by a falling bale is telling his story as a warning to others.
This revised leaflet is for people involved with the handling and stacking of round and square bales. It covers where and how to stack bales, stack maintenance and de-stacking, transporting and other problems associated with bales, such as fire and manual handling. There is also a checklist of steps to take before starting work with [...]
The law says vehicles (tractors, farm vehicles and workplace transport) should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained. this page outlines what you need to do and what you need to know.
The owner of a Bedfordshire farm has been prosecuted for failing to complete legally required documentation in relation to safe working near overhead power cables.
A Kent farmer has been prosecuted for storing and using an illegal pesticide that was sprayed on a crop of pears.
A Shropshire egg supplier has been prosecuted after a female worker suffered serious foot injuries falling through a hole in the floor of a poultry barn.
A North Devon farming business has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill.
A Church Broughton man has been fined after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when his quad bike overturned at a farm in Derbyshire.
A Montrose farming partnership has been fined after two agricultural workers were severely injured when a telescopic handler went out of control, fell down a steep bank and came to rest at the top of a cliff.
A Worksop man has been fined after an employee was crushed to death when a tractor overturned and landed on him.
A Lancashire animal feed firm has been sentenced after an employee lost one of his fingers in machinery.