Health and Safety
Agriculture remains a high risk industry with regards to the number of serious injuries and deaths each year, especially in relation to the number of people employed.
Farmers are responsible for the Health, Safety and Welfare of not only those directly employed, but also all contractors, visitors and any third parties who may come into contact with the farming activity.
The modern approach to health and safety is through risk assessment and risk management. There are a number of regulations with which farmers must comply.
Health and Safety for Pig Keepers - new BPEX publication
Health and safely is vital to all farms. The aim of this new BPEX publication is to help make your farm a safe, healthy and legal place of work for employers, employees and others who may be affected by what you do. This includes full, casual or part time workers, trainees, customers, neighbours, sales people, members of the public and uninvited visitors. Health and safety within the agricultural sector covers a wide range of topics, however, this leaflet is a guide to the issues that specifically pose a problem to the pig industry.
Managing confined spaces on farms- this HSE information sheet gives advice on managing the
risks from confined spaces like moist grain silos, slurry
pits or silage clamps.
Health and Safety Training
BPEX were involved in a Health and Safety Half Day Workshop at Eastern College on 7th June 2011. The event was part of LandSkills East, June: The Farm Safety Month. Topics covered included:
- Risk assessment
- Livestock management and handling
- Tractor and PTO safety
- Working at heights