Farm Safety

Lancashire mart fined after fatal employee incident

Lancashire mart fined after fatal employee incident

A livestock auction mart has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when he was struck by a dairy...

March 24, 2022

Farmer sentenced after 4-year-old fatally falls from vehicle

Farmer sentenced after 4-year-old fatally falls from vehicle

A farmer from Lancashire has been given a suspended prison sentence for breaching farm safety regulations after his four-year-old nephew...

March 10, 2022

Farmers advised not to carry out emergency tree work themselves

Farmers advised not to carry out emergency tree work themselves

In the aftermath of three back-to-back storms, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding farmers and others to avoid...

February 22, 2022

Preparing your farm for Storm Barra

Preparing your farm for Storm Barra

A Status Yellow weather warning is in place for the UK tomorrow (December 7), extending until Wednesday (December 8) for...

December 6, 2021

Farm fires in NI reach £14.7m cost; farmers urged to put new prevention plans in place

Farm fires in NI reach £14.7m cost; farmers urged to put new prevention plans in place

Rural insurer National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Mutual is urging farmers to put new fire prevention and control plans in place...

November 16, 2021

Study reveals agriculture as the UK’s most dangerous industry for workers

Study reveals agriculture as the UK’s most dangerous industry for workers

New research has revealed the fatality rate of economic activities worldwide, revealing agriculture workplace fatality rates in different countries. Health...

October 23, 2021

Telehandler fire tackled on farm in Devon

Telehandler fire tackled on farm in Devon

Firefighters in Devon were called to a farm last Friday, September 17, after a telehandler caught fire in the middle...

September 22, 2021

Farming is the UK’s second most dangerous industry

Farming is the UK’s second most dangerous industry

Farming is the UK’s second most dangerous industry, according the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) workplace fatality data analysed in...

September 20, 2021

Southwest sees 3 farm fires in 3 days

Southwest sees 3 farm fires in 3 days

Fire crews in the southwest have been called to three serparate farm fires over the past week (September 3-5). The...

September 9, 2021

HSE issues safety call to farmers after a series of farm fatalities

HSE issues safety call to farmers after a series of farm fatalities

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging farmers to make safety a priority to reduce the number of deaths...

August 18, 2021

Agricultural fatal injury rate in the UK was 20 times higher than the all-industry rate

Agricultural fatal injury rate in the UK was 20 times higher than the all-industry rate

Solutions to the ongoing farm safety dilemma in the UK were discussed at a webinar organised by Farmers’ Union of...

August 14, 2021

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

Buying farm machinery: What should you look out for?

With farm machinery becoming an increasingly important element in the business of farming today, particular care must be paid when...

August 11, 2021

Farm safety – is it worth taking the risk? – FUW

Farm safety – is it worth taking the risk? – FUW

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) and FUW Insurance Services are urging the farming community to carefully consider the risks...

July 19, 2021

Farm Safety Week: Review on-farm work practices

Farm Safety Week: Review on-farm work practices

Today (Monday, July 19) marks the ninth annual Farm Safety Week in Ireland and the UK, an initiative led by...

July 19, 2021

LAA reinforces safety messages ahead of Farm Safety Week

LAA reinforces safety messages ahead of Farm Safety Week

A new awareness campaign to help hammer home the message that livestock markets across England and Wales continue to work...

July 15, 2021

‘Protect your business, protect your family’ – FUW on farm safety

‘Protect your business, protect your family’ – FUW on farm safety

Farm safety and how farmers can protect themselves and their business will be under the spotlight at an upcoming webinar,...

July 15, 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

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

A Castlewellan farmer has been fined £25,000 after a labourer aged in his 20s died on his farm during a...

July 5, 2021