Vehicle incidents are the number one cause of deaths and serious injuries in British Agriculture. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launches campaign to reduce injuries and save lives.
Vehicles play a vital role in farm work and the food supply chain but incidents involving vehicles are the number one cause of deaths and serious injuries on British farms.
Incidents involving moving vehicles have been responsible for 30 per cent of all fatalities on farms over the past five years, that’s 48 lives lost in incidents that have destroyed farming families.
And hundreds more are hurt in incidents involving moving vehicles on farms every year.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain’s workplace safety regulator, is calling on everyone in the farming community to do what they can to reduce the number of injuries involving vehicles and save lives.
HSE is launching a farm vehicle safety campaign and has created a website which brings together lots of great advice on using vehicles safely on farms.