A NEW series of seminars on farm safety will take place in the Farm Safety Zone at the LAMMA show (Jan 17 and 18, Peterborough) – a new area dedicated to help reduce the high number of deaths and injuries on UK farms.

Specialists from leading health and safety consultancy Safety Revolution, which is sponsoring the zone, and contributors from other areas of the agricultural sector will deliver the seminars.

The talks are designed to stimulate detailed discussion, enabling visitors to access the most current health and safety information and specialist advice available in the UK agricultural industry

Keeping staff and contractors safe in a farming environment is an increasing challenge across the industry, but remains key to increasing productivity and improving efficiency in rural businesses.

Safety Revolution’s health and safety experts will also be on hand throughout the show to welcome visitors to the zone, to help assess the health and safety provision for individual businesses, including information on CoSHH, advice on training or improving the attitude of staff towards health and safety.

Conference speakers:

Wednesday, January 17

10am Ben Underwood, director, CLA East

'Estate or farm: Health and safety matters'

11am Sir Jim Paice, Camgrain/former farm minister

'Co-operative working: Communities, business and government'

1pm Sue Draper, Nestle

'Our safety culture: From farm to fork'

Thursday, January 18:

10am Alan Plom, IoSH Rural Business vice-chair/ former HSE

'Advice from the board: Safety within rural workforces'

11am Oliver Dale, Safety Revolution

'In conversation with advisory board specialists'

1pm Olivia Midgley, journalist

'Agricultural health and safety is good news!'

2pm James Chapman, Nuffield scholar

'My research: Changing the culture in rural industries'