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Prosecutions for Livestock Safety Failings


Livestock Risks Two recent prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have highlighted the importance of implementing appropriate safety controls when keeping and handling livestock.  Livestock can be unpredictable and due to their size, death or serious injury can result from such accidents. Every year there are deaths and injuries to farmers and other […]

Coronavirus: Keeping children safe on the farm


With the closure of many schools due to the coronavirus situation, the Health and Safety Executive has requested that the farming community be extra vigilant on keeping children safe who may be at home on farms. Chilren are likely to be at home for some time with the closure of schools across the country in response […]

Farm Fined Following Ladder Fall


A farm has been fined after an employee fell from a ladder whilst loading a straw spreader. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard that on 14 July 2018, an employee of A Kirkham & Son, received injuries and subsequently died in hospital from those injuries, whilst working at height to load a straw spreader at Rushey Fields […]

Farm Safety Under the Spotlight as Fatalities Increase


Farm safety is under the spotlight as fatalities increase in the last year.  Agriculture has 18 times more fatal accidents per 100,000 workers than all the other major industries with significant risks associated with working on farms and country estates. In 2018/19 there were 39 fatalities in the industry, 6 more than the previous year, […]

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