Friday, 21 October 2011
Make a Promise Campaign
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in Britain. Over the past ten years there have been 455 work-related deaths on farms – that’s nearly one per person per week.
The ways in which those people have died have not changed over the years. The most common causes of death are working with vehicles, falls from height, incidents with livestock and being struck by objects such as bales. Most of the deaths could have been avoided.
To find out more about how lives are lost on British farms or toshow your support for the campaign phone: 0800 141 2805 or visit www.hse.gov.uk/makethepromise/pocketcard.pdf