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Farmwise. Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture

A booklet that helps identifying the causes of injuries and ill health. It will also help eliminating hazards and controlling risks. The booklet is divided into three parts: the first part covers managing health and safety and is primarily aimed at those responsible for running the farming or horticultural business (partners, directors and sole traders). The second part covers specific safety risks on farms and gives practical advises to reduce and control the risk. The third part covers longer lasting risks due to chemical or biological agents, physical work, noise and vibration, and personal protection. Finally Agriculture news is presented: eBulletins and RSS newsfeed on agriculture.

The material is relevant to everyone working on farms, whether employer, employee or self-employed.

The material can be downloaded free of charge, printed and displayed. No on-line interaction is necessary.



Original Authors:

Not indicated.

Original affiliation, ownership:

Health & Safety Executive, Bootle, Merseyside, UK

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

Workers or managers; or in vocational training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

not indicated


2013 is the second edition

Intellectual property and copyright:

Before downloading, changing, disseminating and/or using the lessons and courses, please look carefully at the conditions given by the authors or owners of the materials related to copyright or creative common conditions or other conditions for the downloading, changing, further dissemination and kind of use of the materials (non-commercial vs. commercial).
Downloading and use of the material is free of charge, but is subject to the terms of the Open UK Government Licence and the copyright restrictions of the Health & Safety Executive.

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