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

Farm Safety week

With UK agriculture responsible for 20 per cent of fatal workplace accidents, Red Tractor and the supply chain are turning their attention to worker health and safety in their standards and contracts.

The new Red Tractor standards due in autumn are expected to require a higher level of detail in both H&S policy and employee training. However, such standards should be in place regardless, to help protect the business and its people from harm.

Good health and safety policy and practice allows employees to work more effectively, with less danger, helping to improve morale and productivity, saving money and adding to long term profitability. Managing health and safety does not have to be complicated, costly or time consuming and can be easier than you think – especially with the right support.

The Rural Compliance Service (by WhiteAvon Consultancy, part of The Farm Consultancy Group) provides farmers and farm businesses with all paperwork and advice needs for health and safety, farm assurance and cross compliance.

It offers a personal and tailored service, getting to know your business and providing expert and cost-effective advice. It aims to protect the safety of your workforce, create a safe and healthy work environment, and increase the productivity, quality and efficiency of work.

WhiteAvon also offers a free, no-obligation meeting with interested farmers. For more information, contact WhiteAvon directly.

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