HSE releases annual agriculture, forestry and fishing fatalities report 2020/21
HSE has published a report detailing that agriculture and related industries have the highest number of workplace fatalities in Great Britain.
Farming is a hazardous occupation. The industry represents approximately 1.8% of the workforce in Great Britain but accounts for about 19% of the reported fatal injuries each year. The four most common types of accident on farms involve vehicles and machinery, falls from heights, lifting and handling and hazardous substances.
Agriculture has the worst rate of worker fatal injury (per 100,000) of all the main industry sectors, with the annual average rate over the last five years around 20 times as high as the all-industry rate.
- More than half of the workers killed were aged 60 years or older
- Overturning vehicles or being struck by moving vehicles, caused most deaths.
We’ve gathered together some key health & safety resources relevant to those within the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector.
- HSE have produced a document outlining an essential guide to health and safety in agriculture.
- FISA has produced documents in relation to the Forestry sector.
- NFU Mutual can support you with Health & Safety consultancy on a one to one basis.
- SEAFISH, a public body, supporting the fisheries sector with advice and training.