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As we’ve seen today, making your farm a safer place to work and live doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In an industry that, this year, recorded almost double the number of fatal injuries, we can all agree that it has never been more important to rethink risk and put safety first.
In his hard-hitting and brave retelling of the fall that changed his life, farmer and auction mart director Trevor Wilson has laid bare the profound impact an on-farm health and safety incident can have on an individual and those around them.
Why sky lanterns have not yet been banned is anyone’s guess, but the no doubt commercially inspired plan by Night Sky Lanterns to celebrate the work of the NHS with a mass lantern release is a disgrace.
None of us would want to have to answer that question, but given the new financial year is upon us and many of us will be conducting a budgeting exercise, it is a pertinent time to consider how we budget for safety management.