Excellent answers from HSE Website to frequent questions about Pesticide use and issues related. Grandfather Rights are explained, the right Certificate of Competence is outlined and what to do about the neighbours! Skim the questions and go to the answers further down the page.
Summer Selection of courses It is such lovely weather now for our Chainsaw Courses and as a part of your duty of care in the workplace, making sure your chainsaw users are properly trained and assessed as competent, is a requirement under HSE PUWER regulations.
I highly recommend the links below to the HSE Agricultural Website. One link works on safety Advice and the other on Health Issues “The HSE agriculture website has been updated with essential information and guidance on health and safety in agriculture. Visit the new safety and health topic pages for further details.”
It is so easy to take on an extra pair of hands for driving farm machinery at seasonally busy times, especially during harvest, but beware.
A farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.
Due to the high number of people employed by Local Authorities and Councils, they will always run one of the highest risks of becoming involved in chainsaw insurance claims
The HSE have “Approved Codes of Practice” which set out the legal minimum standard of basic training people should receive before they are allowed to operate Rider Operated Lift Trucks – even if they only operate the equipment occasionally
On a lovely sunny day in good ground conditions, and all the time in the world to complete your tasks, then working on a Sit-Astride ATV (Quad) or Sit-In ATV, can be a real pleasure.
On the first day of Christmas my Training Provider said to me…………… have you done a risk assessment recently?
A year or so ago the Health and Safety Executive decided to do a study on farms to make sure quad bikes are being used and maintained correctly.