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Essex farmers receive health and safety masterclass

30th June 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

Agriculture sector employees in Essex were given a free lesson in health and safety best practice at a special event last week.

About 150 farmers turned out for the Safety and Health Awareness Day, which was organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and held at Lawn Hall Farm in Dunmow.

Those in attendance were given practical demonstrations and guidance on how to avoid accidents being caused by chemicals, falls from height and machinery blockages.

"These demonstrations are designed to show just how easily accidents can happen," said Eddie Scoggins, HSE principal inspector of health and safety.

"They give farmers a clear message about the precautions they need to take to help protect themselves, their families and employees from harm."

Agriculture is a particularly dangerous industry, with more than 1,500 workers suffering injuries every year and 26 people dying on UK farming sites in 2008-09.

As a result, the HSE advises companies to ensure they make the best use of warning signs to minimise the number of incidents occurring in their working environments.

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