Farmers are being reminded to ensure they have full forward visibility when driving machinery.
Health and safety
Farmers and crofters could face serious penalties if they don’t pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned.
The cost of Scottish farm fires almost doubled last year, according to NFU Mutual.
Farmers, crofters and agricultural workers are being told “look out, look up” for overhead electricity lines during harvest.
For as long as I’ve known my other half (almost 17 years), I’ve been keenly aware that farms and working in agriculture is dangerous.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) chairman Martin Temple has urged farmers and crofters to put accident prevention at the heart of their working lives.
‘Do we have to wait until someone gets seriously injured before something is done?’ – Concerns over Caithness clifftop path
Highland Council is being pressed to improve safety at a popular clifftop path on Thurso’s seafront.
Tain farmer Graham Burnett and Orkney producer Paul Ross have gone public on recent on-farm accidents in the hope it may save others from suffering similar injuries.
Urgent action is needed to reduce the number of deaths on Scottish farms and crofts, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Forestry, fishing and agriculture remain the most dangerous sectors to work in, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
A “heartbroken” Aberdeen family were forced to have their beloved dog’s leg amputated after the animal plunged down an unmarked hole.
After witnessing a string of underwater deaths, David Hutchinson vowed to try and change things for the future.
A pensioner was left housebound for three months after she fell through a hatch left open by workmen - which also caught out her brother-in-law.
A new safety checklist, similar to that used by airline pilots, has been developed for farmers and crofters by researchers at Aberdeen University.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating after a gas leak from a North Sea platform.
Hygiene officers had to be called in to dispose of drug syringes, which were found just feet from where north east children attend school and go swimming.
Two of the north-east’s most respected offshore safety experts have been announced as panellists at The Press and Journal’s next Business Briefing.
Housekeeping staff at an Aberdeen hotel have been threatened with dismissal if they refuse to work due to leaking sewage.
North-east farming company fined £40,000 for health and safety failures after worker left severely injured following fall
A north-east farming company has been fined £40,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation which led to an employee being hospitalised after he fell while installing an electricity cable.
A north-east town faces being left without Christmas illuminations after Scrooge council bosses claimed they could be a danger to the public.
A new initiative has been made to cut farm deaths in Scotland.
Parents at an Aberdeenshire primary school kept their children at home yesterday amid concerns for their safety during ongoing building works.
An award-winning Indian restaurant in Aberdeen has been fined £1,320 for failing to provide staff with hygiene training and a lack of “adequate” pest control procedures.
Scotland’s largest machinery ring has launched a drive to improve health and safety on farms and crofts across the country.
Inverness taxi drivers have threatened strike action after joining ranks with a national trade union - claiming it aims to use its “clout” to take on the “arrogance and contempt” of Highland Council.
Major recall over fears frozen veg on sale at Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi and Tesco could be contaminated with deadly Listeria
A major recall of 43 frozen vegetable products – including some on sale at Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Sainsbury’s – has been issued over fears they may contain a deadly bacteria.
Steve Rae escaped with his life from the burning Piper Alpha rig because he ignored the rules – and has spent the last 30 years improving safety systems as a result.
One of the key questions posed repeatedly in the decades since the Piper Alpha disaster is: could it happen again? The head of a leading safety group and a senior trade unionist give their verdicts.
Piecing together precisely what happened, why it happened and how to prevent another Piper Alpha happening again took Lord Cullen two years and 400 pages. The impact can be seen across the industry today and his verdict on the present state of offshore safety continues to hold great weight.
North-east fish suppliers vow to appeal health and safety bosses who slapped them with official warning over noise
A north-east seafood supplier has vowed to challenge health and safety bosses who slapped them with an official warning over noise.
New research from Aberdeen University has confirmed what many farmers already know - that they take risks because they put financial implications ahead of their personal safety.
A council worker on a ride-on mower fell into the River Lossie in just one of dozens of work-place accidents recorded last year.