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Harmful Livestock Diseases

There are dozens of diseases farm livestock can pass to humans. But many such diseases are rare, and some apply only to certain parts of the world. Farm workers can also prevent disease by using Veterinary Medicines and managing livestock responsibly. Most Common Livestock Diseases There are diseases in the UK that can place farm […]

Child Safety on a Working Farm

Farms are not a normal play environment, they are in the middle of busy workplace surrounded by chemicals, heavy machinery, large vehicles and animals. While working farms aimed at children are great fun and a really useful source of education, extra care has to be taken, to ensure their safety. The facts are unfortunately stark: […]

Using Veterinary Medicines Safely

Many veterinary medicines are drugs – and powerful ones at that. They can poison animals and humans or cause severe adverse reactions if used incorrectly. This is why it’s vital to store and use such medicines as safely as possible. Storage and Records The best place to store veterinary medicines is in a locked cabinet. […]

Safe Working With Bales

Creating stacks of bales is a task that requires care and skill. Poor stacking, loose string and other problems can create hazards for farm workers and the public. Agricultural bales are the cause of a number of accidents. Workers fall from the bales or from the machinery they use to stack them Trailing string from […]

Safe Grain Handling

Most farmers handle grain. They grow it, store it, mill it and use it as animal feed. Manually handling sacks of grain can lead to muscle strains and injuries. But even automatic grain handling poses severe Health Risks. One of the most dangerous causes of such problems is grain dust. Dust Grain dust comes from […]

Hazards in Agricultural Work

As with many other industries, agricultural work is potentially hazardous. But it is possible to do such work without running into too many difficulties. Agricultural employers and staff must simply be aware of the safety aspects of their environment. They must also act promptly if they come across any problems. Confined Spaces There are often […]

Storing and Transporting Pesticides for Agricultural Use

Many pesticides are hazardous. Whether they’re fungicides, herbicides, insecticides or rodenticides, their purpose is to kill and discourage insects and animals from destroying crops. Anyone involved in agriculture must therefore store and transport pesticides with care. COSHH One of the laws that govern pesticides is COSHH – the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations […]

Farming Respiratory Hazards

There are many different substances which can cause respiratory problems if you’re working on a farm. Respiratory hazards can be extremely dangerous and, whilst there is no getting away from the fact that certain hazards cannot be eliminated, due care and attention must be taken to ensure that the proper Procedures and Protection are put […]

Safe Working With Mowers

Over a recent ten-year period, there were 30 serious reported accidents involving agricultural mowers. Two of the accidents were fatal. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also believes there were many more than 30 incidents during this time. Workers simply failed to notify them. There are two types of agricultural mower referred to here: flail […]