The agricultural industry, unfortunately, has the highest injury rate in the UK. According to the HSE, “Agriculture represents 1.2% of the British workforce but accounts for 20% of the reported work-related fatalities each year”. Because of this; recent years have seen a dramatic increase in Agriculture specific Health & Safety programmes providing the onus on businesses to ensure their equipment is regularly checked and maintained for safe operation. Besides the risk posed to operators, the HSE reported that the average fine for H&S breaches in the UK is currently £150,000!
Don’t get caught out! Tuckwells are authorised to carry out a number of government and industry-led programs that will help you to fulfil your duty of care. What’s more, we can offer packages to manage this for you, taking the headache away.