Farm Safety Week

Child Farm Safety Week takes place across NI

Child Farm Safety Week takes place across NI

This week is Child Farm Safety Week in Northern Ireland, and the HSENI’s Agriculture team are extremely busy visiting rural...

June 9, 2022

The Best farm safety advice

The Best farm safety advice

As former captain of the Ireland rugby team, Rory Best knows what pressure feels like – to have to get...

July 20, 2021

Farm Safety Week: The onus is on us to make sure kids are safe

Farm Safety Week: The onus is on us to make sure kids are safe

Farmers and contractors have been warned that the onus is on them to ensure children are kept safe on farms....

July 10, 2021

Farm Safety Week: Farmers reminded to leave their phones down when driving

Farm Safety Week: Farmers reminded to leave their phones down when driving

Farmers and crofters are being asked to set down their mobiles this Farm Safety Week and take more care in...

July 25, 2020

Farm Safety Week: ‘It’s hard to deny farming is the only UK industry which kills children in the workplace’

Farm Safety Week: ‘It’s hard to deny farming is the only UK industry which kills children in the workplace’

Farm Safety Week for 2020 may be nearly over, but vigilance must continue throughout the whole year writes NFU Scotland...

July 24, 2020

3 in 5 farm vets report being injured on the job in the last year

3 in 5 farm vets report being injured on the job in the last year

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging farmers and veterinarians to develop robust on-farm health and safety procedures after it...

July 21, 2019

Farmers urged to ramp up safety efforts for Farm Safety Week

Farmers urged to ramp up safety efforts for Farm Safety Week

Farmers across the country have been urged to ramp up their efforts to make health and safety a priority in...

July 18, 2019

Farm Safety Week: Scotland sees Britain’s largest farm death increase

Farm Safety Week: Scotland sees Britain’s largest farm death increase

More needs to be done across Scotland to tackle the death rate in agriculture, as it is revealed 13 people...

July 16, 2019

NI’s Air Ambulance soars one year on…but how many rescues were farming related?

NI’s Air Ambulance soars one year on…but how many rescues were farming related?

Around one in 10 air ambulance call-outs in Northern Ireland over the last year have been related to farming incidents,...

July 23, 2018

Farm Safety Week: Seeing a worker thrown to the ground was the first sign I had hit a power line

Farm Safety Week: Seeing a worker thrown to the ground was the first sign I had hit a power line

Today marks the last day of Farm Safety Week, with one Fife farmer talking about the dangers of overhead power...

July 20, 2018

Common hand injuries on the farm and how to avoid them

Common hand injuries on the farm and how to avoid them

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand brings together multidisciplinary specialists to ensure patients with injured and disordered hands...

July 19, 2018

Farm Safety Week: Mind your head as much as your body

Farm Safety Week: Mind your head as much as your body

Yesterday’s Farm Safety Week stories stressed the importance of protecting your head when you’re on a quad. But it’s not...

July 19, 2018

Safety chief pens open letter urging farmers to think ‘SAFE’

Safety chief pens open letter urging farmers to think ‘SAFE’

The head of Northern Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive, Keith Morrison, has penned an open letter urging farmers to take...

July 18, 2018

5 things you should think about every time you jump on the quad

5 things you should think about every time you jump on the quad

This Farm Safety Week farmers are being asked to take a few minutes to consider how to make their workplace...

July 18, 2018

Farm Safety Week: Lanark woman left with broken bones after farm quad accident

Farm Safety Week: Lanark woman left with broken bones after farm quad accident

Quad bikes can be a useful piece of equipment on any farm, but when not used properly or with the...

July 18, 2018

29 farm workers killed on the job over last year

29 farm workers killed on the job over last year

A total of 33 fatal injuries – including 29 farm worker deaths – were recorded on British farms over the...

July 18, 2018

JLS star lends backing to Farm Safety Week campaign

JLS star lends backing to Farm Safety Week campaign

Former JLS star turned farmer JB Gill who now runs his own farm rearing pigs, turkeys and chickens near Kent,...

July 18, 2018

Mother speaks out about tragic farm accident to help others recognise the risks

Mother speaks out about tragic farm accident to help others recognise the risks

At three years old, Linzi Nelson’s son, Stuart, had his life cut short in a tragic accident on their family...

July 17, 2018