Father of toddler struck by tractor charged with manslaughter

The father of a three-year-old boy who died after being struck by a small tractor on a Tottington farm has been charged with manslaughter. 

How to navigate the evolving landscape of chemical storage

In the UK, the safe storage of chemicals – especially in the farming industry – has taken on an increasingly critical role. Jane Billing of Billie Box shares the current trends, risks and necessary compliance measures for effective chemical storage.

Light up your site with work lights and beacons for every machine

Time is of the essence in construction, so when visibility drops, you need reliable work lights and beacons to keep you working.

Will snow hit the UK this week? How you can protect your farm

With this week expected to bring a return of freezing weather conditions, farmers have been warned to take measures that will help protect their farms and avoid taking unnecessary risks while driving.

Young shepherdess crushed to death by overloaded quad bike 

A 22-year-old shepherdess was crushed to death when her quad bike – overloaded with weed killer – toppled over while she worked on farmland in the Cotswolds, an inquest heard.

Winter maintenance: How to improve safety and avoid breakdowns

Planned winter maintenance can reduce the risk of breakdowns in the field, while replacing worn and damaged parts reduces the risk of deaths and injuries. NFU Mutual and Farm Safety Foundation offer some guidance.

Storm Jocelyn: Top tips to protect yourself and your farm

As the second storm has hit the country in just 48 hours, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, NFU Mutual has offered some advice to help farmers protect themselves and their businesses.

Who’s responsible for managing health and safety in forestry?

When we think about high-risk industries, construction is usually the first that comes to mind. Forestry and agriculture are often overlooked. However, they are among the most high-risk industries in the UK when it comes to health and safety. Gavin Scarr-Hall, director of health & safety at Peninsula, offers some advice.

Around 130 tonnes of barley lost in overnight fire

A Suffolk maltings supplier faces losses of around 130 tonnes of barley after a blaze broke out in the factory.

Farmers count losses yet again after Storm Henk hits the country

Farmers have been assessing the damage after Storm Henk hit many parts of the country this week. The storm has brought strong winds and heavy rain, creating chaos for many.

New chair of trustees at Yellow Wellies pushes for zero deaths on farms

The newly appointed chair of trustees at the Farm Safety Foundation set his goal to “push even harder for zero avoidable deaths” on farms.

New standard published for maintaining machinery

The Tilly Group is highlighting a new standard on the maintenance of machinery, which has been published by the British Standards Institute to improve the safety and efficiency of ageing machinery.

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