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chris June 26 2018, 2:52 pm 1 2530
It’s harvest time again, a time when farmers traditionally work even longer hours. In the old days hours were restricted by the amount of light available, but that’s no longer a problem in the fields thanks to headlights. This means that farm worke..
chris April 12 2018, 12:36 pm 1 4113
We all want to encourage the British public to get outside to enjoy and respect the health and psychological benefits of getting outside into our lovely countryside. But with around 83% of the UK population living in an urban environment, there are a..
chris February 6 2018, 4:50 pm 0 3513
Even though the snowdrops have begun to bloom and the daffodils are showing themselves again, winter is not over, and the cold, wet and unpredictable weather can make the farm an even more unforgiving place. Whilst keeping an eye on the forecast can ..
chris January 31 2018, 9:52 am 0 3459
A key component of staying safe in any walk of life is being aware of the dangers around you - what psychologists call ‘situational awareness’.Situational awareness has been identified by organisations like the US Air Force as a crucial factor in s..
chris October 27 2017, 3:55 pm 0 3379
As we head into the autumn and winter season, with its mixed bag of inclement weather and shorter hours of daylight, adequate signage on heavy farm machinery and vehicles is more important than ever to ensure the safety of your workforce and the publ..
chris September 13 2017, 11:24 am 0 3369
It’s probably safe to say that the summer we barely had is over now, and we’re now ‘looking forward’ to shorter days with autumnal wind and rain.The Met Office can only forecast a couple of weeks ahead with any degree of accuracy, but it’s safe eno..
chris July 20 2017, 11:36 am 1 5839
Festival season is well underway and, over the summer, fields and farms across the country are being transformed into temporary music venues and campsites.Whilst festival-goers will be anticipating a wonderfully relaxed weekend, the organisers are ..
chris May 17 2017, 1:16 pm 0 3826
 This winter, poultry farmers have been affected by the outbreak of avian flu, which has resulted in even free range birds having to be caged to keep them away from possible infection from their wild cousins.Being the legal owner of a farm or oth..
chris April 11 2017, 12:59 pm 1 4217
The role of clear signage on farms is obvious - to keep members of the public safe!Working farms could prove unsafe when workers have lapses of concentration which can result in an accident or even fatalities. But most farm accidents could have bee..
chris March 12 2017, 9:10 am 0 3834
You don’t need to have a lot of common sense to understand the relevance of No Entry signs - unfortunately some people aren’t over-endowed with such a thing and, even when the reasons are obvious, will ignore them anyway, like the lorry driver who re..
chris February 22 2017, 1:03 pm 0 3733
According to the Health & Safety Executive, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, all employers are required by law to provide adequate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure people receive immediate attention if they are injured..
chris January 21 2017, 10:19 am 3 4260
Signage is important. Used correctly it is informative, saves lives by highlighting possible dangers, shows people the direction they need to take, and is generally very helpful. However, when there’s something wrong with your signage, whether it’s a..
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