Farm safety advice will be given to all those working in the agriculture industry at the latest Vale of Glamorgan Show. Farm worker representatives NFU Cymru will have a stand at the show in order to provide safety advice to farmers with the aim of reducing accidents in the agriculture industry. There will also be opportunities to sign up for a health and safety course as well as a farm safety day. The Emergency First Aid course will be held in September of this year and the Safe Working in Agriculture will take place in October.
As agriculture is one of the UK’s most dangerous professions, it is hoped that raising awareness will help to reduce the number of accidents and encourage farmers to put in safer working practices. There will be various activities for farmers and agriculture workers to take part in including practical sessions on farm machine safety. There will also be various presentations including those on the main causes of accidents on a farm, advice on health and safety and safer working practices. The move comes after a fatal accident saw a five year old boy killed when hit by a tractor in Ireland.
Importance of health and safety at work
Farm safety advice like this can help those working in the industry to lower their risk of an accident or injury. Staying in keeping with health and safety legislation is essential for any worker, but it is particularly important in dangerous industries like the agriculture industry. Working with large machinery poses a hazard without the proper training and the machines should also be maintained at all times. Those operating machinery should be able to check the machine they are using to ensure that it is safe to put to work. In addition, workers should never use the machine improperly or accidents could happen. Should an accident occur involving a machine or you are hurt while using a piece of machinery, the accident may have been the fault of someone else. This may be because of improper training or a lack of risk assessments. If you have been injured at work and there is evidence that negligence took place, you may be entitled to compensation.
Work injury compensation claims
If you have sustained an injury at work and there is evidence that someone else was negligent, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to win some compensation. Should you have sustained an injury because you never received training at work or someone else was using equipment without being trained, then we could potentially win you a cash payout to help you cope with your injuries. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline – 0800 689 0500 – to speak with one of our experts about your case.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown