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.
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.
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.
An Essex horticultural nursery has been fined after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when a dumper truck he was driving overturned.
This is a summary report of the outcome of HSE’s consultation on proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).
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.
A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lincolnshire farming business has been fined after a building contractor was left paralysed when he fell through a barn roof.