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Health & Safety Update | April 2019

Q1 2019

The quarterly Health & Safety Update is to assist you in ensuring that you are thinking about topical health and safety matters on your farm or estate. Health and safety is a vital part of any business operation.

Robert Gazely

Senior Associate Director, Farming

+44 1245 254611
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An earlier start than usual to spring drilling and fertilising but amidst favourable weather and ground conditions, did you take time to service and maintain equipment and record your work, to ensure operators are adequately trained and competent, and to review and update risk assessments and safe systems of work? As spring progresses, make sure sprayer operators are familiar with COSHH procedures for pesticides and requirements for PPE, ensure best practice in handling and storing fertiliser, and for those with livestock who are calving or lambing, make effective use of handling systems to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

In this edition, we also cover:

  • Welding
  • Health Surveillance
  • HOMES (FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION) ACT 2018
  • Vibration
  • Tree Surveys
  • Housing & Handling Livestock
  • Farm Safety Partnership

Click to download the April 2019 Health & Safety Update.