Category: Farm Safety

‘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...

Keeping children safe on farm

IT is a very sad reality that every year children are killed during agricultural work activities. Many people believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are...