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STAY FARM SAFE

Farming safely is farming successfully. Taking time to revisit safety measures protects you and everyone on your farm. It’s tempting to cut corners, especially when under pressure. But carrying out proper training and safety checks and using the right equipment, will reduce the risk on your farm. Whether you are new to farming or an old hand it makes sense to remind yourself about safety on your farm.

Refresh your knowledge with our short, practical guides below. Stay safe, because your farm can’t function without you.

 

Win a Reversing Camera

As part of AGCO Parts' dedication to farm safety we’re giving away five large screen, hi-res, wireless reversing cameras, suitable for retro-fitting to almost any farm machine. Find out how to enter below.

WORK SAFE

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    IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME

    Make safety second nature. Don’t ignore the risk in your farming day. No amount of farming experience can protect you from accidents if you choose to turn your back on safety. Just because it hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean it won’t. Protect everyone on your farm – never skip safety measures.

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    DON'T LET TIREDNESS CREEP UP ON YOU

    Tired farmers can make poor decisions, have slower reaction times and are more likely to have an accident. Learn to recognise symptoms of fatigue, especially at your busiest times. Ploughing on is not always the best solution. Proper rest can lead to better productivity, safer farming and get the job done quicker.

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    SPOT THE SAFETY ISSUE

    If you can’t see it, you can’t avoid it. Simple actions like cleaning your windscreen or installing a reversing camera could prevent serious damage or life-changing injury. See and be seen, because the alternative doesn’t bear thinking about. 

FARM SAFETY FOUNDATION

Yellow Wellies

We have been working with the Farm Safety Foundation (FSF) to pull together practical advice for you. For the best part of a decade the FSF has been dedicated to improving farm safety. Carrying out research, producing resources and providing innovative training to enable you to farm well and work safely.  Take time to read the quick guides below and visit yellowwellies.org/farm-safety-foundation to find out more.

RESOURCES & ADVICE

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    Child safety on farms

    Farms can be wonderful places for children to grow up and a fantastic source of learning.
    But, they are dangerous places too. Tragically, every year children are killed in farm accidents.

    Children are curious and playful and even if they were born on the farm they are not immune to the risk.  Whether they are working or playing on a farm it is up to you to ensure they are properly supervised. 

    It is a good time to remind yourself about child safety on your farm. READ MORE…

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    PTO Safety Checklist

    The power source for many of the machines you use each day with your tractor. A piece of kit few farmers could do without. But with PTO shafts reaching speeds of up to 1000 rpm accidents are often swift and serious.  

    Simple actions can prevent life-changing injury. Are you taking these safety precautions seriously each time you activate your PTO?

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    Working at height

    FSF research shows the risk of falling from height or being struck by a falling object accounts for nearly 30% of all fatalities in agriculture. Any fall from height could lead to long term injuries and impact your business.

    Most falls happen either because work is not properly planned or equipment is defective or not appropriate.  Read this to remind yourself about safety when working at height.

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    Livestock: working safely

    You may expect members of the public to be unaware of the dangers of working in close contact with farm animals, but farmers have no excuse for not taking proper safety precautions every day. 

    Although most animal incidents are not fatal, many men, women and children are needlessly injured every year due unwise risk taking. We are sure you are taking all the right precautions, but read on for a quick reminder.

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    Working with machinery

    Poorly used or faulty vehicles and machinery are a major cause of death and serious injury on farms. 

    Stick to these simple rules to stay safe

    • Safe stop – handbrake on, controls in neutral, engine off and remove keys

    • Plan your jobs beforehand 

    • Never remove or modify guards to save time

    • Only operate a machine if you know how to use it safely and have received suitable training 

    • Always read the manufacturer’s instructions 

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    Working with slurry

    Slurry produces gases that can be extremely poisonous and even lead to fatal injury. The most dangerous is hydrogen sulphide. 

    Follow stringent safety rules when dealing with slurry. Make sure you understand exactly what you are dealing with so you can best protect yourself. Here are 7 things you should know about slurry.

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    Working with overhead powerlines

    Did you know electricity can jump up to 5-metres at high voltage? You don’t have to touch a powerline to suffer serious injury or face costly damage to your equipment. Know about powerlines, for everyone’s safety. Here is a quick read on powerline safety and what to do in an emergency.

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    Learning to spot fatigue

    Can you recognise the symptoms of fatigue and do you know to deal with them? Fatigue is a major cause of farm accidents. It affects your decision-making and reaction times. It can hit you at your busiest – calving, lambing, harvest - when you feel the most pressured. 

    But when you recognise fatigue the good news is you can combat it.

Safety solutions for your farm

Quality mirrors, glass and wipers and reversing cameras maximise your visibility. Essentials like PPE and Hi Vis jackets keep you protected and new PTO guards ensure your machines are safe.

Glass and Mirrors Don’t chance it! Your glass and mirrors are essential for your visibility, if they are broken speak to your dealer
Safety Cameras Upgrade visibility from your cab with our range of external camera packages.
Rotating Beacons/Lighting

Maximise the visibility of your machine and the task at hand with Genuine AGCO lighting solutions, from headlight replacements to LED work light and beacon upgrades.

Wiper systems

Streaky windows? Time for a wiper change and winter performance screen cleaner. Genuine AGCO replacement wipers are your long lasting replacement choice.

PTO Guards

Don’t delay! Replace any damaged PTO guards to minimise risk of serious injury.

PPE/Safety Boots

Stay safe and be seen with a range of PPE including Hi-Vis jackets, safety boots, hand cleaner and safety glasses.

Smart Check

Ask about a free SMART Check which includes a visual safety inspection of your machine.

Air Conditioning Service

Reduce fatigue by ensuring that your cab ventilation system is working, clean and efficient.

 

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WIN A REVERSING CAMERA

It’s difficult enough to work out what’s in your mirrors at the best of times. When it’s raining or dark it’s even harder. If there’s someone behind you it’s a risk they definitely want to avoid.

As part of AGCO Parts dedication to farm safety we’re giving away five large screen, hi-res wireless reversing cameras, suitable for retro-fitting to almost any farm machine.

For a chance to win, simply enter your name and contact details, and answer the following question (the answer to which can be found on this page):

How far can electricity jump from a powerline at high voltage?

A - 3 metres

B - 4 metres

C - 5 metres

Entries close at midnight on 31st January 2023, after which the winners will be chosen at random from the correct answers. Please see the full terms and conditions for more details.