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Health and safety on farms: what can be done?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A tragic farm vehicle death has been reported in Pembrokeshire.

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.

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