Farmers with pop-up campsites issued flood warning

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

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

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.

Managing the risks on your farm

Farmers and landowners are responsible for the safety of anyone visiting their farm or business, including employees, customers, sales reps, or even a lost rambler who mistakes a field margin for the footpath. As more and more members of the public take to the countryside, it has never been more important to understand your legal obligations.

Is your health and safety up to scratch?

With the latest figures showing that farm deaths have risen 60% so far this year, it has never been more important to try and improve your farms safety

‘Next gen’ fire extinguisher offers substantial savings

Fire is one of the biggest threats to farmers’ lives and property and dry summer weather only heightens the risk. Cherry Products’ high performance fire extinguishers offer greater peace of mind and even save time and money on servicing costs.

Farm safety: One death is too many

Popular farm safety app Smart Farmer went live with two new features this month – lone working and field hazard identification – adding to its already impressive list of safety offerings. With the number of farm deaths and injuries still at a troublingly high level, these features are a must-have for farmers and farm workers.

New research shows stress and tiredness ‘key factors’ in farming accidents

Stress and fatigue have been identified as a key cause of agricultural accidents by researchers from the University of Aberdeen.  

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

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

Farm deaths rise by over 60 per cent, new HSE figures show

Latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive show there were 34 deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in 2020-21 – a significant jump from last year’s low of 21.

Poster competition to raise awareness of farm safety

A poster competition aims to raise children’s awareness of the dangers on farms and crofts and increase farm safety.

Man suffers serious injuries in tractor collision

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a man was airlifted to hospital following a collision between a motorcycle and an agricultural tractor in Elgin.

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