1568: Survey shows gaps in farm safety knowledge

This paper is taken from an article in the 13th July edition of Farmers Weekly by Olivia Cooper

Year of Publication2012

Agriculture is the most dangerous UK industry to work in. In a survey of farmer attitudes towards health and safety, 68% of respondents said that they knew someone who had had an accident at work, while 35% knew someone who had died as a result. However, more than half of the employers did not have a documented health and safety policy, including arrangements for managing safety effectively. Almost 30% never gave their workers any health and safety training with only 53% of employers with seasonal or part-time workers giving them the same training as full-time staff

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