Farm fined after dad electrocuted

A farm has been fined £60,000 following the death of a father-of-three who was electrocuted by an overhead power line. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Rice was fatally electrocuted on 13 May 2021 while operating a tipper lorry at VB Farms LLP’s Littlecombe Farm in Crediton, Devon. Paddy’s mother says her family have been “traumatised and deeply shocked” […]

Blackpool clothing company fined after worker hit by forklift truck..

[embedyt][/embedyt] A Blackpool clothing firm has been fined £40,000 after a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a forklift truck. Self-employed delivery driver Andrew “John” Robinson suffered multiple leg fractures and a dislocated ankle as he collided with the vehicle while delivering goods at T. Print Limited’s Bristol Avenue site in […]

Protecting Children on Farms: Ensuring Safety During School Holidays & HSE Download

DOWNLOAD THE HSE GUIDE As the school holidays approach, children eagerly anticipate a break from classrooms and homework. For many, this means spending time on farms, where they can enjoy the fresh air, learn about agriculture, and experience the joys of rural life. However, it is crucial to recognize that farms can present various hazards […]

Safeguarding Surveyors: Identifying Hazards and Promoting Safety in the Profession

Visit the course landing page. Surveyors play a vital role in the construction and engineering industries, ensuring accurate measurements and assessments of land and structures. However, the profession is not without its risks. It is essential for surveyors to be aware of the hazards they may encounter in their work and to prioritize safety at […]

HSE targets construction workers’ lung health with nationwide inspection campaign..

Failure to prevent life-threatening diseases caused by dust at work is unacceptable, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as it gears up for a summer targeting construction sites across Great Britain. Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on the control measures required to prevent exposure to dust, the […]

Wiltshire land owner fined after public attacked by cows in two separate incidents…

Prevention is better – take our online 3D interactive Farm & Estate H&S Course: International Farm & Estate Health and Safety ( A Wiltshire landowner has been fined £15,000 after members of the public were seriously injured by cattle while walking along footpaths on his estate. Sir Charles Hobhouse pleaded guilty to health and safety failings at […]

HSE Campaign to reduce farm vehicle deaths and injuries

Vehicle incidents are the number one cause of deaths and serious injuries in British agriculture Forty-eight lives lost in farm vehicle incidents in last five years, hundreds injured Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launches campaign to reduce injuries and save lives Vehicles play a vital role in farm work but incidents involving vehicles are the […]

Company fined after worker’s leg amputated

A waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee’s leg was amputated after he was run over by a telehandler. The man, who was 51 at the time, was working for Eco Waste and Recycling Limited at the company’s waste transfer site on Hullocks Pit Hill, Newnham Road, Newnham, Hertfordshire, when he was […]

Ensuring Fire Safety on Farms and Landed Estates: Protecting Life, Property, and Livelihoods

You can download the handy guide HERE Introduction: Fire safety is a critical consideration for any environment, and farms and landed estates are no exception. With their diverse range of structures, machinery, and agricultural practices, these properties face unique fire risks that can have devastating consequences. Implementing effective fire safety measures is essential to safeguarding […]