Two-day programme to equip farmers with the latest knowledge, advice and support to help them manage farm safety with confidence is on offer at LAMMA this year.

Good safety management and its role in productivity is the focus of the Farm Safety Zone, a returning feature to the event.

Beginning with showing visitors how their smart phone can be a useful tool in health and safety compliance, sessions with Lucy Eardley, of Safety Revolution, and Anna Frick, of MeritCheck, will demonstrate apps which help monitor and record risks and hazards and log checks and servicing records for machinery.

Michael Nixon will also discuss his journey adapting to farming life as a wheelchair user. He documented his experiences via Instagram account after suffered spinal injuries in 2019 after falling from a height while cleaning guttering above a calf shed.

Day two opens with a panel discussion on LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) requirements which place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment.

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Later in the day Emily Pain, from Safety Revolution, will explain the importance of CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) legislation and how businesses can manage the assessment process effectively.

Other sessions on day two include Greg Hopkinson, from BASIS, and arable farm manager, James Chapman, who will share how a farm accident affected his life. James was awarded an MBE for services to farm safety in 2012 and will also talk about his Nuffield Farming scholarship which investigated the barriers to creating a safer industry.

Finally, Oliver Dale, managing director of Safety Revolution will be joined by Edward Vipond, farm manager at Troston Farms, and Oliver Martin, arable and grain business manager at Bedfordia Farms, for a lively and interactive discussion about the different techniques they use to make their farms a safer place.