Farmers are being told they must pay closer attention to health and safety after HSE raises concerns over recent livestock handling incidents.

Each year a number of people are killed or injured in incidents involving cattle and HSE is reminding farmers that these incidents can be prevented.

HSE inspectors will be visiting farms to remind farmers of their duty to protect themselves, their workers and members of the public from the risks of cattle. If they are not inspectors will not hesitate to use enforcement to bring about improvements

Throughout the inspections, HSE will be reminding workers that when working with livestock, they should have the appropriate controls in place:

  • proper handling facilities, which you keep in good working order;
  • a race and a crush suitable for the animals you handle;
  • trained and competent workers; and
  • a rigorous culling policy for temperamental animals.

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HSE warns farmers of livestock risks

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