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Two die in farm incidents as farmers urged to use New Year to review safety policies

Strutt and Parker said the industry should use a New Year’s resolution to make health and safety a ‘priority aspect’ of their business.


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Farmers urged to use New Year to review safety policies after two die in farm incidents

A man has died after a trailer he was repairing fell on him.

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a notification which said the farm worker, reportedly aged between 45-54, died on Monday (December 18) in South Lanarkshire.

 

The incident happened less than two weeks after another farmer died when he was run over by a telehandler driven by another worker in Sevenoaks, Kent.

 

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a reported industrial incident in Carters Hill, Underriver, at 1.35pm on December 8 2017.

 

“Officers attended and provided support for medical crews and a man in his 60s was later pronounced dead at the scene.


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“Next of kin have been notified and the HSE has also been made aware.”

 

It came as Strutt and Parker farm consultant and health and safety specialist David Canty said farms and estates should use the New Year as an opportunity to make health and safety a ‘priority aspect’ of their business.

 

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He said fatal incident statistics for agriculture equated to 7.73 deaths per 100,000 workers compared to 1.94 in construction.

 

“The quieter winter months are a good time to review the policies and procedures that you have in place,” Mr Canty said.

 

“It is also an opportunity to service and repair equipment and to get jobs done that have been put on the ‘to-do list’ during busier times of the year.”

 

Top tips on staying safe:

1 – Use appropriate signage throughout the workplace, including speed restrictions, warnings about vehicle movements or signs alerting people to the dangers of overhead cables

2 – Always turn radios off in cabs when moving around yards, and when leaving machinery turn them off and remove keys from the ignition

3 – Lay heavy objects flat, or place them on pallets so they can be moved easily

4 – When working at height, ensure there is a safe means of access to get up and down, with safety rails in good working order

source: Strutt and Parker

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