Health and safety on farms: what can be done?
23rd September 2021
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently said that more needs to be done to improve the standards of health and safety on farms following a number of recent fatalities.
Dangerous Occupations Report 2021: Farming is revealed as the second riskiest industry
18th September 2021
A new report has investigated the dangers that UK workers face across the country, revealing that farming is the second most dangerous industry.
NFU warns farmers of the dangers of leaving mud on the road this autumn
15th September 2021
With the autumn harvesting of sugar beet, maize and late-cut silage about to start across the UK, NFU Mutual is reminding farmers of the need to avoid leaving mud on roads.
Safety concerns regarding UK trailer law changes
14th September 2021
It was announced this week that the UK’s rules on towing a trailer will change in autumn 2021 – find out how these changes could impact you.
Farmworker rescued after falling down 40ft silo
2nd September 2021
Bedfordshire Fire Control has confirmed it rescued a male casualty from the silo in Milton Ernest, following a rescue mission that lasted hours.
Farmers urged to check insurance in case of combine fires
18th August 2021
With the hire cost of a replacement combine potentially reaching upwards of £70,000 for a high-capacity machine, it is essential to ensure your insurance policy offers adequate cover in case of fire, to avoid a serious hit to your harvest.
HSE issues farm safety warning after four deaths in a fortnight
17th August 2021
More must be done to improve farm safety, the British workplace regulator has said, following a spate of farm fatalities.
Police issue statements on the theft of over 200 sheep in several raids
6th August 2021
This week has seen police issue statements on the theft of over 200 sheep in several raids. The crime is becoming more organised and targeted than ever, with farmers facing
Investigation launched into farm vehicle death of boy, aged 3
5th August 2021
A tragic farm vehicle death has been reported in Pembrokeshire.
Farmers with pop-up campsites issued flood warning
28th July 2021
The Environment Agency is urging farmers and landowners setting up temporary campsites this summer to check their flood risk.
NFU responds to UK food workers’ exemptions
26th July 2021
The British government’s U-turn on the exemption for UK food workers from isolation means daily testing will replace isolation for some key workers.
Popular podcast tackles farm safety
22nd July 2021
The Tramlines podcast from Agrii is using Farm Safety Week to talk about the dangers in farming. In the latest episode, listeners heard from Stephanie Berkeley from the Farm Safety Foundation and Petra Martin, Agrii’s head of health and safety.