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Staying safe near cattle


Recent incidents involving cattle have underlined the potential dangers they pose to walkers, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a reminder on how to stay safe near cattle. The HSE, however, is stressing that serious incidents involving cattle and walkers are rare, while reminding both farmers and walkers to do all they […]

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 […]

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