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Health and Safety

Sadly, agriculture is at the top of the league table when it comes to the most number of fatalities and serious injuries. These modules provide simple advice and guidance on how to avoid personal injury to you, your family and staff across some of the most risky farm operations. The information has been compiled by experts in the Health and Safety Executive.

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E coli: Advice for open farms

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Course Health and Safety

The E coli outbreaks in 2009 serve as a reminder to those who open their farms to the public that careful managment of farm attractions and educational visits is vital. HSE's Bernadine Cooney assesses the risks.

Safe fertiliser storage

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by Mark Holman   Course Health and Safety

With market volatility and increased environmental legislation, good nutrient management has never been more important. But security is also crucial, with increasing numbers of fertiliser thefts fuelled by its high price and the risk that it may get into the hands of terrorist groups, warns…

Safety 1: falls from height

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Course Health and Safety

Gravity can be a hard master. In the first of a series of seven academies, the HSE's Bernadine Cooney has some life-saving advice for those who work at height.

Safety 2: workplace transport

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Workplace transport continues to be the biggest cause of fatal accidents in agriculture. The HSE's Tony Mitchell looks at how you can minimise the risk.

Safety 3: livestock handling

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Handling livestock is a dangerous activity. HSE's Tony Mitchell looks at how to manage risks to lower injury rate

Safety 4: migrant workers

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If you employ migrant workers, there are particular steps you must take to safeguard their health and safety. HSE's Samantha Peace explains some of the rights and wrongs.

Safety 5: child safety

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Children and young people are still being exposed to unmanaged risks and hazards on farms. HSE's Bernadine Cooney explains how to minimise unnecessary accidents.

Safety 6: risks for older farmers

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HSE's Samantha Peace looks at the particular dangers that face older farmers and workers.

 

Trailer brake safety

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by Tony Mitchell (HSE)  Course Health and Safety

Making sure the brakes on your current trailers are well maintained and effective – and that your new trailer purchase is up-to-spec – will cut costs and reduce accidents, says Tony Mitchell, from the Health and Safety Executive.