Category: Farm Safety

Please stop, think, stay safe

Challenging and changing the attitudes of farmers in Wales – new campaign aims to reduce the risks of life-ending or life-changing farm accidents The Wales Farm Safety Partnership (WFSP), of which the FUW is...

Simple safety for ATV users

WhEn you think of a farmer’s vehicles, the first ones that come to mind are tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). These are the cornerstone of any farm, however, what an ATV offers compared to...

Funding for farm safety welcomed by FUW

“The FUW is a longstanding partner of the Wales Farm Safety Partnership and will continue to promote best practices in line with Health and Safety Executive Guidelines.” ThE announcement that the Wales Farm Safety...

Beware tax treatment of business vehicles

Farmers and rural business owners should beware claiming Income Tax relief on vehicles provided to employees and directors, following a recent court case affecting double cab pick-ups. according to rural accountant Old mill, the...

Please be safe on the farm

There is not a month going by where we don’t hear about another on-farm fatality. Over the past month we received news of a 3-year-old child being run over by a farm vehicle (the...

Machinery safety advice

Machinery related accidents are a major cause of death and serious injury in farming. Before using, or allowing others to use a machine, check that all guards are in good condition and in place....

Children and public safety

Every year children are killed during agricultural work activities. People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are family members. A few straightforward steps, and...

‘Saving lives and livelihoods’

Welsh farmers are being urged to attend farm safety awareness workshops to reduce the risks to life and limb. In the last ten years, 388 farmers, their family members or farm workers have been...