Farm Risk Assessment
Farm Risk Assessment
Completing a farm risk assessment is a legal obligation for farm owners/managers. There are many regulations for farm health and safety.
It is crucial that you know the facts. We can provide you with the specialist farm risk assessment services you require to ensure you are fully compliant with UK law.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires that all employers, by law, have an obligation to assess the hazards in their workplace and reduce real risks to anyone working for them. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs works in partnership with HSE, providing advice and information for all farm owners and managers. Following these regulations, all farms must have completed a farm risk assessment.
Responsibility of a farm risk assessment lies with the farm owner or manager who must ensure that an adequate risk assessment has been carried out. Legislation states that the owners/managers of a farm have a duty to protect people as far as is ‘reasonably practicable’. In the event that an adequate farm risk assessment has not been conducted, the farm owner or manager will be liable. Consequences can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines or even imprisonment. To avoid this, it is imperative that you arrange a farm risk assessment on your premises.
Farm Visit Risk Assessment
Ensuring that you are abiding by the law on farm health and safety.
Completing a farm risk assessment involves many different components which government guidance stipulates. It is essential that your farm risk assessment includes the following:
- Risk assessments for hazardous chemicals, manual handling, noise and fire
- Livestock handling
- Machinery and vehicles on the farm
- Poultry farming - dust and disease control
- Public and child safety for public visits, public footpaths etc.
- Equipment is safe to use and appropriate for intended job
- Buildings health and safety - confined spaces, construction and roofs
- Regular assessments for new equipment/new employees
- Ensuring employees have efficient training
To ensure that farm health and safety is assessed to an adequate level, a competent person is needed to complete a farm risk assessment. This is so a comprehensive farm risk assessment has been completed up to government standards. A competent person must identify hazards, evaluate the risks and be able to provide training and solutions for those risks.
We have the qualified experts who can ensure an extensive farm risk assessment has been carried out, providing you with all the coverage you need, in line with the relevant farm health and safety regulations.
Our NEBOSH-accredited specialists work efficiently to ensure your farm and your workers are fully protected. Our best-in-class service takes practical steps to protect people, ensuring that health and safety on your farm is suitable and effective.
Our professional team will ensure a tailored risk assessment for your farm, providing you with all the cover you need.
Call our friendly and knowledgeable customer care team today for more information and advice on assessing the health and safety on your farm. We are happy to answer any inquiries you have and we can also offer you a free quote for our services. Call us now on 0800 211 8331.