Tips on PTO safety and maintenance to combat a major cause of farm accidents
26th November 2023
Accidents involving power take-off (PTO) shafts are among the most common causes of serious injury when operating farm machinery. To help raise awareness of PTO safety, Kramp, the agricultural spare parts supplier, has issued guidance to farmers to minimise the risk of an incident occurring and reduce PTO wear through proper set-up.
The health and safety considerations when managing slurry
24th November 2023
Gavin Scarr-Hall, director of health & safety at Peninsula, offers some advice on best practice for slurry management.
Has your local council banned sky lanterns?
5th November 2023
Since 2019 the NFU’s petition to ban sky lanterns in the UK has gained over 100,000 signatures as more research is conducted into their potential ability to start wildfires, kill animals, destroy crops, set buildings alight, as well as littering the countryside. To date 188 councils out of 333 have banned them in England and Wales.
Renewed call for strategy to deal with flooding on productive farmland
25th October 2023
With Storm Babet leaving vast areas of farmland underwater, the NFU is demanding the government matches its talk about the importance of UK food security with action on water management.
Weather warnings in place as Storm Babet threatens rural areas
20th October 2023
Storm Babet is battering large parts of the UK, with a rare red weather alert issued by the Met Office for “exceptional” rainfall in parts of Scotland, stating a risk to life.
Higher risk of mud on roads expected this harvest, NFU Mutual warns
3rd October 2023
Farmers harvesting bumper maize crops this autumn are being advised to take extra precautions to avoid leaving mud on roads and protect other road users.
HSE reports highest workplace fatalities in agriculture sector
28th September 2023
The latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) report that, between April and June 2023, the UK agriculture sector has seen more workplace fatalities than any other sector and continues to have the highest rate across all workplaces.
Farmers issued safety advice ahead of Storm Agnes
26th September 2023
As Storm Agnes is set to kick off this storm naming season with winds of up to 75mph in many parts of the UK, NFU Mutual is urging farmers to act now and protect their farms before it is too late.
Transporting sugar beet safely – guidance on the rules
5th September 2023
With British Sugar recently announcing their factory opening dates, many farmers and haulage companies are preparing to transport sugar beet to the factories this autumn. Keeping farmers and industry workers safe is a key topic right now, here are some important things to consider regarding vehicle load safety and security.
Handling grain – 8 hazards and dangers to consider
31st August 2023
The farming industry carries many risks. Some are obvious, such as dealing with heavy or sharp apparatus, working at height or even angry livestock, and others less so, such as handling grain.
Combine harvester blaze in Suffolk spread to three acres of cut crop
17th August 2023
Four appliances and a UniMog were deployed to a scene on the outskirts of Ipswich after a fire broke out inside a combine harvester.
Tractor driver seriously injured in collision with lorry
4th August 2023
A man driving a tractor was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge having sustained serious injuries following a collision with a lorry on the A140 near Little Stonham this Wednesday (2nd August).