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Farmers to focus on working at height safely with Farm Safety Partnership

Farmers and growers across the country are continuing their work to reduce the number of accidents on farm, and for the next few months will be focusing on how they can complete work at height safely.

From October to December, the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) will be sharing guidance on how best to approach any work that needs doing at a height following these key messages:

  • Avoid roof work or work at height maintaining buildings. Do as much as you can from the ground.
  • Use a professional contractor with the knowledge, skills, equipment and experience to safely work at height on buildings. Avoid doing the work yourself.
  • Where maintenance work at height cannot be avoided, plan ahead to make sure you have the right equipment and training.
  • Don’t be tempted to use the wrong equipment.

As part of this work, the NFU has released a new guide offering practical advice to prevent accidents when it comes to working at height. Download it at https://www.nfuonline.com/nfu-online/farm-safety-leaflets-2019/safety-focus-on-working-from-height/