Livestock farmers face higher risk of injury, study suggests

Agricultural injuries on farms are more likely to occur through interaction with animals than other operations, according to new research.

The role of smart wifi in keeping farms safe

Rural crime in the UK hit an eight-year high in 2020, costing farms and rural businesses around £54 million. Gareth Williams, CEO at Gigaclear, a leading rural broadband provider, talks to us about the essential role that Smart WiFi can have in keeping rural communities safe from crime.

This app could save your life

“What3words has become an absolutely essential part of the modern farmer’s toolkit,” says Rhonda Thompson, the NFU’s Lincolnshire county adviser.

Technology with a “hugely powerful impact”

Since its Lamma launch in 2020, the Smart Farmer app has taken the industry by storm, quickly becoming a must-have safety device on farms across the UK. Its creator, Marc Skivington, originally created the app to help with machinery checks on his own farm, and has since developed a range of updates, covering lone working, training, risk assessments and more.

Two thirds of farmers still not wearing a helmet, new survey reveals

According to new research, two thirds of users still don’t wear a helmet when they ride ATVs because they feel foolish wearing them on their own farm or don’t believe they ride fast enough to warrant them.

New updates for award-winning safety app

Smart Farmer, which offers practical solutions to keep machinery operators safe, has introduced a range of new features and updates, with further development on the way. We spoke to creator Marc Skivington to find out more.

Professional indemnity cover simplified for farmers association operators

Professional indemnity broker Trafalgar Risk Management (TRM) has announced the extension of its comprehensive PI insurance protection, to cover farmers association operators and agricultural advisory services against claims of negligence or breach of duty made by a client.

Quick tips to keep workers safe

With growing concern and action over farm safety, Richard Wade of Risk and Safety Compliance Services, shares some top tips to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of you and your staff.

Lockdown projects for farm kids

With more children studying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has created some educational games to help them stay safe on farms.

Working at height

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) falls are the second highest cause of death in agriculture – every year at least eight people die falling from a height.

Keeping on top of farm health and safety

Risk and Safety Compliance (RASCS) offers local expert advice to help farmers keep staff safe and meet their legal and ethical health and safety requirements.

Lorry driver dies in bale accident at Cheshire farm

Cheshire Police and Health and Safety Executive confirm farm death which occurred on 2nd December.

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