Farm vehicles

The most common cause of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involve moving and overturning vehicles. These webpages provide guidance on how to manage workplace transport issues.

  • Safe Stop
  • Safe Vehicle
  • Safe Driver
  • Safe Site

Managing workplace transport issues

Tractors & self propelled vehicles

The majority of tractor and other farm vehicle fatal accidents are as a result of overturns when working on slopes or running over people.

More on tractors

All Terrain Vehicles

ATVs are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types, including steep slopes, but if used outside their safe operating parameters they can very rapidly become unstable.

More on ATVs


Telehandlers are widely used for moving materials and goods, but they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents.

More on telehandlers

On the road

Travelling with a tractor mounted fore-end loader or telescopic materials handler on the public highway?

More general guidance

Pedestrian safety

Never approach or walk behind or beside a reversing vehicle. If you must approach, attract the driver's attention and get them to stop. Do not get on or off vehicles whilst they are moving.

More on pedestrian safety

Updated 2022-03-14