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RR1063 Research to explore the effect of traditional farming Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) on farmer behaviour

The research explored farmers’ perceptions of the extent to which attendance at a Farming Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD), established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), had changed their awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to health and safety.

Using a mixture of quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interview) approaches provided an opportunity to explore not only how farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour had changed immediately after the SHAD, but also whether any observed changes were sustained three months after attending a SHAD. The key messages that have emerged from this research include:

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Updated 2015-07-10