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Category: Agriculture

Cornish tractor sales firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, December 6, 2013

An agricultural vehicle sales company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee received multiple skull fractures in a fall at work.

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INDG177 – Gamekeeping and deer farming (revised)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This guidance is for employers and others whose work involves moorland and lowland gamekeeping (including deer stalking and the work of water bailiffs and ghillies) and deer farming.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Safety alert – Use of chain flail/non standard cutting attachments on brush cutters

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) has required Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of flail-type cutting attachments consisting of several linked metal parts (e.g. chains) for portable hand-held brush cutters.

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Council fined after school janitor loses toe

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fife Council has been fined for health and safety failings after a school janitor was injured while undertaking chainsaw work.

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Amenity Weed Control Workshop – 11 February, University of Hertfordshire or 25 February, University of Lancaster

Friday, October 25, 2013

‘Towards Developing Guidance Notes for Integrated Approaches to Amenity Weed Control’ – These Workshops aim to further develop discussions about integrated approaches to amenity weed control on hard surfaces and consider appropriate guidance notes for users including situations where pesticide use may not be possible.

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Lincolnshire agricultural firm in court for safety failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Lincolnshire agricultural machinery manufacturer has been fined after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through the spraying of a hazardous chemical.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Pig farmers in court after worker injured by falling hopper

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Teesside pig farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was struck and seriously injured by a feed hopper that fell from the forks of a loader.

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Free farm safety event

Monday, September 30, 2013

North East farmers and agricultural workers are being encouraged to attend a free event next week to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture (second edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This updated second edition is for employers, employees and the self-employed. It covers the management of health and safety, as well as outlining the specific risks of agricultural and horticultural work, giving easy-to-follow, practical advice to keep you safe and healthy at work.

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Southport firm sentenced over teenage biker’s death

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Southport firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

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Amenity Weed Control Conference 2013 – October 17, Leicester

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Amenity Forum holds its annual conference on 17th October 2013 at the Leicester City Football Club. The event will focus on the practical implications of recent national policy changes and initiatives, and the technical challenges facing the amenity sector.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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HSE responds to press reports about whole body vibration in agriculture

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HSE responds to media concerns about Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (2005), which come into force for the agricultural and forestry industries in July 2014.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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West coast fish farmers to receive safety advice

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scotland fish and shellfish farmers are being encouraged to attend a special aquaculture and maritime safety event in Kishorn Port on 3 September.

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Public consultation – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.

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Notification of dangerous substances and ammonium nitrate on farms – additional information on what you need to do

Friday, July 19, 2013

There are legal requirements relating to notification and marking of sites that store certain amounts of dangerous substances or relevant ammonium nitrate mixtures. This additional guidance helps you identify dangerous substances and tells you what action you need to take.

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