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Herefordshire farmers invited to safety event

28th January 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens.

A free safety event, which could include guidance on the use of safety signage, will take place for Herefordshire farmers next month.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting farmers from across the county to attend the Safety and Health Awareness Day, which takes place Tuesday February 22nd at Herefordshire College of Technology.

The country's most dangerous industry, HSE figures show that 45 people, including four children, died because of accidents in the agricultural sector in Britain last year.

Guidance on the top causes of death and injury in the industry, including from falls and from undertaking machinery maintenance, will be delivered through practical safety demonstrations led by qualified trainers.

Harvey Wild, the HSE's principal inspector for Herefordshire, said: "Farming remains the most dangerous occupation in the country and each death is a tragedy for a family as well as for a business.

"This event is an excellent opportunity for farmers to gain practical advice to keep themselves, their families, agricultural workers and other members of the public safe on their farms."

HSE statistics show that safety days are worthwhile: most farmers who attend a safety event make at least one change to their health and safety, the regulator says.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800370621-ADNFCR


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