#SeeItChangeIt safety campaign launched by the NFU

The NFU has launched its #SeeItChangeIt campaign at its 2018 conference – its latest initiative to improve safety and wellbeing on farms. The campaign aims to get farmers and growers actively looking for risks on farm, and using simple and cost effective ways to...

Tips for reducing fire risk

Every year in the UK, 1,700 farm buildings and 66,000 acres of grassland are destroyed by fire. Tips to consider for reducing fire risk: • Hay and straw should be removed from fields as soon as possible after harvesting • Hay and straw should be stored separately from...

Beware of waste materials in animal bedding

During routine inspections the Environment Agency has discovered instances where waste materials, such as plasterboard and wood contaminated with plastics, metals and other hazardous material have been used as animal bedding on farms. This may be harmful to livestock,...