Biodiversity Plans

With about 70% of land in the UK being used for agriculture, the Agroecosystem (farmland habitat) is arguably the most important environment in the UK. A diverse agroecosystem is essential for productivity, function and stability of the environment. However, following the post-war intensification of farming systems, agriculture has been associated with biodiversity loss and a […]

Working Safely Near Overhead Electricity Power Lines

Overhead Electricity Power Lines (OHPLs) pose a significant risk to those who work nearby. In agriculture, this is mainly caused by equipment or machinery getting too close or coming in to contact with OHPLs. Machinery doesn’t have to touch the line as electricity can ‘jump’ if a strong conductor (including metal, slurry and water) is […]

Four Tips to Help Build a Positive Safety Culture

In the last 10 years, almost one person a week has been killed as a direct result of agriculture. Many more have been seriously injured or made ill by their work. Good farmers and employers recognise the benefits of reducing incidents and ill-health amongst their workers. They are aware of the many reasons to aim […]

New Year’s Resolution – Three Things to Implement in 2020

As we all know, farming has THE worst health and safety record out of all other industries.  As we enter the new year, a few simple changes could help to save a life! I have picked out three basic, but commonly missed controls, that can easily be implemented into any farming business. 1. Quad Bikes Ensure […]