This website provides essential information and guidance on health and safety in agriculture. It is relevant to everyone, whether as an employer, employee or self-employed person.
The topic pages set out the main causes of injury and ill health and provide practical guidance to help improve health and safety on your farm.
On average, between 40 and 50 workers are killed on British farms every year. That’s a nearly one person per week. That’s a higher death rate than construction or manufacturing.
HSE is working together with the farming industry to help farmers to stay healthy and safe.
Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) provide an excellent opportunity for farmers to get free practical advice on how to avoid people being killed, injured or made ill on their farm.