New H&H Safety Farm Zone Introduced at Dairy Expo…

10th February 2020

Health and Safety is Key Priority for Livestock Event

H&H Safety, a health and safety support service for farm and rural businesses, has introduced H&H Safety Farm Zone at Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2020 at the Borderway Exhibition Centre, Carlisle in Cumbria on Saturday 14th March. The importance of health and safety in agriculture is a constant hot topic and the reason why there will be such a focus at the highly renowned dairy event.

Farmers visiting UK Dairy Expo will have the opportunity to assess and improve their own on-farm safety through a timetable of talks and demonstrations held in the H&H Safety Farm Zone. H&H Safety is a Health & Safety support service for farm and rural businesses provided through the partnership of H&H Insurance Brokers and IRM Safety.

This inaugural showcase at the Expo will address several key themes relating to improving farm safety and covering: Animal Handling, Equipment Security, Risk Management Tools, Accident Prevention, First Aid for Farmers and Farm Support.

Commenting on the importance of this dedicated zone to UK Dairy Expo, Paul Graham Managing Director of H&H Insurance Brokers said:

“Through our strategic partnership with IRM Safety, and as proud sponsors, we have assembled this programme to provide rural visitors to the show with knowledge, advice and helpful support relating to the challenges of working safely within a farm environment. By raising awareness around some key issues, H&H Safety hopes to provide a positive health and safety message whilst giving visitors advice and signposting to services they can trust.”

The H&H Safety Farm Zone will be specially branded within the pen area and will include

a series of specialist presentations by industry experts on a variety of farm-related health and safety subjects. Farmers visiting will have the opportunity to assess and improve their own on-farm safety through the timetable of key themes, which will include:

9.30am            Importance of Equipment Security – Cumbria Constabulary, ATV Demonstration

10.30am          Safe Use of Machinery – Neil Elsender, Managing Director, IRM Safety

11.30am          Safe Animal Handling Best Practice – Fraser Cormack, Cattle Turnover Crate Demonstration

12.30pm          The Importance of Formal Safety Training – Richard Hunter, Lecturer, Newton Rigg

13.30pm          Coping with an Accident Emergency before the Air Ambulance Arrives – First Aid + Speciality Training, First Aid Demonstration

14.30pm         Importance of Protective Clothing + Celox – Toni Murch, Specialist Paramedic, Carrs Billington

15.30pm         When Accidents Happen: RABI’s Support in a Crisis – Georgina Lamb, RABI.

Commenting on the importance of H&H Safety Farm Zone to the event, Neil Elsender, Managing Director of IRM Safety added:

“Agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the UK, this specialist area at UK Dairy Expo will help to raise awareness of the hazards on farms and the simple steps that can be taken to ensure that all of those involved go home safe each day.”

H&H Insurance Brokers is an independent insurance broker, who in addition to providing competitive farm insurance, recognises the importance of providing its clients with access to a solution to support them with their health and safety compliance.   IRM Safety is a specialist consultancy providing bespoke health & safety advice for farms, agri-businesses and estates across the UK.

For further information please contact safety@hhib.co.uk