Conference will put safety first
THE Government is to host a conference on farm safety in the south-west this winter which, if successful, could be the platform for a national campaign.
Junior farm minister Lord Donoughue said the aim was to bring together leading figures from the farming industry, agricultural colleges, landowners and the Health and Safety Executive.
“This year has seen some tragic and needless accidents on farms in the south-west,” he said.
“This conference will mark the start of a concerted campaign to raise awareness of this vital issue in the south-west.”