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: […]

Working With VDUs and Computers

Health and safety regulations which related specifically to the use of visual display units (VDUs) and computers in the workplace came into effect in January 1993 to implement an EU directive. The regulations apply to staff who habitually use VDUs as part of their day to day job, i.e. any display screen or monitor, usually […]

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 […]

Essentials of a Safe Working Environment: A Case Study

Jenny Whiting is a local authority health and safety officer. The council she works for has a number of offices and public access sites. Part of her job is to inspect these and ensure safe working environments. Here Jenny discusses the type of things she looks for when she goes out on one of her […]