Farm Safety

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

The school holidays are here – keep children safe on farms

The school holidays are here – keep children safe on farms

The school holidays are here. As a consequence, the coming weeks will see large numbers of children exploring every nook...

June 30, 2021

University of Aberdeen tackles ‘UK’s most dangerous industry’ in farming

University of Aberdeen tackles ‘UK’s most dangerous industry’ in farming

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have teamed up with industry partners KURA Human Factors, to develop a training course...

June 29, 2021

Farmers advised on how to prepare for a safe harvest season

Farmers advised on how to prepare for a safe harvest season

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) hosted an NFU Live event to discuss how...

June 9, 2021

Child Farm Safety Week commences in Northern Ireland

Child Farm Safety Week commences in Northern Ireland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched Farm Safety Week 2021, which coincides with its annual...

June 2, 2021

The safety of children on farms should be at the forefront of farmers’ minds

The safety of children on farms should be at the forefront of farmers’ minds

The spring-calving season is well under way on farms across the country with over half a million calves already being...

February 28, 2021

Yamaha to offer free safety training for those who purchase a new Yamaha ATV

Yamaha to offer free safety training for those who purchase a new Yamaha ATV

Yamaha has pledged to help improve farm safety by offering free All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rider competency training from European All-Terrain...

January 10, 2021

‘Over 40 people have died on farms – it’s time to make a change’ – FUW

‘Over 40 people have died on farms – it’s time to make a change’ – FUW

Over 40 people have been killed on farms in the UK this year according to fatality notifications from the Health...

December 21, 2020

HSENI releases 42,000 ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ child safety calendars

HSENI releases 42,000 ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ child safety calendars

The Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), Robert Kidd, has launched the ‘Avoid Harm...

December 14, 2020

Two-thirds of speed-related deaths in NI took place on rural roads

Two-thirds of speed-related deaths in NI took place on rural roads

Over two-thirds of people killed in speed-related crashes in Northern Ireland in the last five years were killed on rural...

November 16, 2020

Guide published to improve safety of tractor-trailer braking

Guide published to improve safety of tractor-trailer braking

An updated edition of the ‘Look Behind You’ guide to tractor-trailer braking has been published by the Agricultural Engineers Association...

November 13, 2020

Farm injury and fatality figures have gone down in the last 12 months – HSE

Farm injury and fatality figures have gone down in the last 12 months – HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual report on injury and ill health in the agriculture sector...

November 10, 2020

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Overloaded battery terminals are behind an increasing number of tractor fires, an investigation of almost 1,000 carried out by rural...

October 9, 2020

NFU reinforces advice for farmers on working safely at height

NFU reinforces advice for farmers on working safely at height

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is working with the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) and farmers and growers across the country...

October 6, 2020

HSENI launches its third Farm Safe Essential message ‘Give Slurry Space’

HSENI launches its third Farm Safe Essential message ‘Give Slurry Space’

The Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched its third Farm Safe Essential message, ‘Give Slurry Space’,...

October 5, 2020