Machinery - use it safely

Machinery accidents are caused by a range of factors including:

Using machines safely.

Specific machines

Many agricultural machines have potentially dangerous moving parts, which can cause serious or fatal injuries.

Power take-off shafts

A tractor's power take-off (PTO) and the power take-off drive shaft of a machine are very dangerous if used and not correctly guarded.


Before using a machine, check that guards are fitted, and make sure they are:

Updated 2023-06-02