The Farm Safety Partnership is hoping to reduce farm fatalities by driving home the message about following best practice. It may not always be easy to follow best practice especially when you are under time pressure, but there is no doubt following best practice at all times will reduce the risk of a serious incident on your farm and may well save a life too.
Two recent serious accidents have highlighted the need to rethink risk assessment on all agricultural machinery. In both case studies employees suffered life changing injuries and could have been avoided had the risk been mitigated.
On a normal chilly grey morning in Spring 2022, lorry driver Steve Hardy was delivering animal feed to UK farms. What happened next would change Steve's life forever. This is a story about a lone worker who would have died had it not been for a recent upgrade to his lorry.
UK businesses are gearing up for the impact of OMICROM with up to 25% employee absences expected over the coming months. This could have a massive impact on agricultural businesses across the UK following on from what has been a very turbulent two years since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020.