Category: 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...

Farming Connect Agri Academy 2018

HAVE you got what it takes to be a rural leader or agricultural entrepreneur? The search starts for Wales’ next generation of rural leaders and entrepreneurs The Agri Academy, now approaching its sixth year...

Preventing falls when working at height

What you need to know… Falls are the second highest cause of death in agriculture ‐ every year at least eight people die falling from a height. Those who survive suffer broken bones and...

Dealing with a livestock attack

Dogs chasing sheep can read like a minor incident even the term “worrying” is rather a soft sounding term. However the harsh reality of an attack is very different. You WILL see in most...

Dangers of overhead power lines

DESPITE potentially fatal consequences, only 14 per cent of people worry about getting too close to an overhead power line and 40 per cent don’t even think about it. Over two thirds (68 per...

Make farm safety a priority

AS we start the new year, the FUW would like to remind its members to make farm safety a priority in 2018. Unfortunately transport remains the biggest killer in agriculture and nearly half of...