A new health and safety partnership has been launched to reduce the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on Scotland’s farms and crofts each year.
Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that over the past decade almost 80 men, women and children have died on Scottish farms and significantly more have been badly injured as a result of farming activities.
The Farm Safety Scotland Partnership is committed to improving the safety record of those who live and work on Scotland’s farms and crofts. Working together, NFU Scotland, NFU Mutual, HSE and Scottish Government has produced a new campaign leaflet “Working Together to Save Lives”. It outlines the four most common dangers on farms – Falls, Animals, Transport and Equipment – and urges farmers not to leave their safety to FATE.
“Our men and women working in the farming industry to bring food to our tables do so in often hazardous conditions and this can sometimes have tragic consequences,” said Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment. “Every single tragedy is one too many and it is therefore essential that everyone working in the industry understands the risks and takes every available precaution to stay as safe as possible.”
“By raising awareness and providing safety information and tips, the Farm Safety Partnership Scotland has the potential to save lives and prevent injury, and I very much welcome this partnership initiative,” he added.
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