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Agriculture remains a high risk industry with regard to the number of serious injuries and deaths each year, especially in relation to the number of people employed.

 

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The modern approach to health and safety is through risk assessment and risk management. There are a number of regulations with which farmers must comply. For the issues that specifically pose a problem to the pig industry have a look at the following documents.

Health and Safety for Pig Keepers - AHDB Pork publication

Managing confined spaces on farms- this HSE information sheet gives advice on managing the risks from confined spaces like moist grain silos, slurry pits or silage clamps.

Farm Safety Partnership The NFU is spearheading a new campaign which provides advice and guidance on a range of health and safety issues. For further details: www.nfuonline.com/business/farm-safety/farm-safety-partnership/