HSE tackles accident claims in farmingRSS Feed
Accident claims arising from accidents at work in the farming industry are being addressed with an event being held today (July 8th).
Around 300 farmers from Cambridgeshire and Suffolk are expected to be attending the free Health and safety Executive (HSE) event in Newmarket aimed at reducing deaths and injuries to farmers and farm workers.
As many as 1,500 people are seriously injured in accidents at work on farms in the UK every year, while during 2009/10 45 people were killed in farming accidents.
HM principal inspector of health and safety David Head said: "This event will give farmers practical advice from people in the farming industry and help them identify common hazards relevant to their own farms.
"We expect farmers to put the safe systems of work demonstrated at the event into practice."
The event follows an HSE scheme in Scotland carried out in June aimed at reducing accidents on farms caused by quad bikes.
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