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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.



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:

Emergency contacts template

Have you got instructions and contact details for dealing with key situations, such as fires, located around the farm, in the tractor, as well as centrally in the office?

Why not download our emergency contacts template and make sure staff have the key numbers on their mobile phones?