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RADBF webinar gives practical farm health and safety advice

27 May 2020

Dairy farmers are being encouraged to tune into a practical 30-min health and safety Webinar after data reveals the chances of being involved in an accident on a farm is far higher than construction.

Health and safety expert Cari Beard, from the Farm Consultancy Group will highlight during a Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers webinar on 28 May, the health and safety laws and how to practically implement them.

Ms Beard said:

“There are seven times more people working in the construction industry, yet you are seven times more likely to die on a farm from an accident.

“As dairy farmers enter a busy period with extra machinery operating during silage season and with added pressures due to possible staff shortages and worries around coronavirus, it is important farmers take the time out to assess health and safety on their farm,” she said.

All businesses should by law have a health and safety policy. Using that policy and making it practical is important, Ms Beard added.

“If you have a contractor coming onto your farm you have to give them a health and safety induction.

That does not mean standing them there and telling them what to do. You can share health and safety information when you send them the field maps that need silaging across, for example. It’s really important to keep it practical,” she said.

The webinar is taking place on Thursday 28 May at 11 am. Click here to register and find out more

Future webinars

On 4 June at 11am the RABDF is also running a webinar on maintaining productivity from pasture through the summer with grazing expert, Piers Badnell.


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