Ian Burrows, Head of Agriculture –
Business and Commercial
Agriculture accounts for just 1.5% of the UK workforce but a
staggering 20% of all accidents and deaths at work. In the past
farmers have commonly believed that they don't need Health &
Safety risk assessments or compliant employment contracts, as many
farm workers are also family members, but they do.
Health & Safety and Employment Law are crucial areas for any
business nowadays, not excluding farms. The law seems to change
almost every day, making it extremely difficult, not to mention
expensive, to keep up. So it’s more important than ever to have the
right risk management systems in place, and Mentor is the perfect
solution to support our farmers in this regard.
It’s particularly crucial that those running agricultural
businesses ensure they’re in full compliance with Health and Safety
legislation to create an environment that reduces the risk and
protects their farm workers. The high rates of accidents and deaths
in agriculture and the increasing focus by the HSE really do
reinforce how important the services Mentor provides are to the
success of your business.
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