Rural and Agricultural - health and safety

The union continues to address health and safety in the industry through campaigns such as on the Agricultural Wages Board and on child safety on farms, and also through its membership of the HSE's Agricultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC).

Unite is promoting the development of a roving safety representative role in agriculture, which should be supported and funded nationally, with the representatives being given the necessary powers to do that job effectively.

Unite has also been working closely with the HSE and NFU on the Make the promise campaign to prevent people dying in needless accidents on British farms. More information about the campaign can be found on the HSE's website here.

HSE advice and guidance on health and safety in agriculture can be found here.

Unite has a wide range of health and safety guidance and other resources which can be found here.

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