Child Safety On Farms

Today marks the last day of Farm Safety Week, an initiative launched in 2013 which aims to highlight the issues of poor safety practices on our farms in the hope that there will be a reduction in the number of accidents which continue to give farming the poorest record of any occupation in the UK

Stay Safe with Livestock

Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others and from personal experiences growing up on the farm. Too often, this results in unsafe livestock handling and restraint practices. Thankfully most animal

The Rise and Falls of Farm Safety

Contrary to the popular image of fresh air and peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and too many die in farming accidents. In fact, despite the promising news that there is some behavioural change occurring in the industry, agriculture continues to have the

Putting Safety in the Driving Seat

In recent years, work-related fatalities in the UK and Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries. Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on machinery and transport. Poorly used or faulty vehicles and machinery are a major cause of death and injury on farms. Farmers come into contact

The Pub Landlord Calls Time on Risk Taking

As his alter ego, the nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, The Pub Landlord, Al Murray has always been full of fantastic anecdotes and he knows how to tell a story however he has only now revealed his role in saving a young farmworker’s life when he was 12.   For years, Al did not admit the

Teaser Alert…

To mark the start of #FarmSafetyWeek on Monday we are launching something really quite different. Here’s a sneak peek but please LIKE us on Facebook to get the full picture    

Rhys’ Story

Even the most safety conscious farmers can experience the effects of a serious injury. In a recent case, a young farmer from the e Bro Ddyfi area was carrying out routine pruning on fieldside boundaries on the family farm when he was hit by a falling tree crushing his spine. Twenty- five year old Machynlleth