The quarterly Health & Safety Update is designed to assist you in ensuring that you are thinking about topical health and safety matters on your farm or estate. Health and safety is a vital part of any business operation.
This update comments on the Health & Safety Executive’s annual workplace fatality figures and reminders employers of their legal duty to display the approved health and safety poster in the workplace. It provides a refresher of general safety matters affecting farm and estate work during the harvest period, and considers how to minimise the risk of COVID-19 affecting the workforce.
The update also explains the recent safety alert issued for air suspension systems on vehicles, before reminding employers of how to safely use aluminium phosphide as a highly toxic but effective substance for pest control.