Safety in Agriculture: Navigating Safety in Farming with Compass HSC

by | Feb 19, 2024 | Farming, Industry Insights | 0 comments


At Compass Health & Safety Consultancy (HSC), we believe in securing a safer future for all industries, and the recent focus on livestock safety by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has captured our attention.

Livestock incidents have emerged as the leading cause of work-related deaths in British agriculture, emphasising the critical need for proactive measures. In this blog post, we delve into the issue, discuss how Compass HSC can assist, and underscore our commitment to simplifying Health and Safety.

Identifying the Problem

The statistics presented by the HSE are stark: seventy-seven fatalities in the last five years due to incidents involving livestock or moving vehicles.

Livestock-related injuries took the unfortunate lead in work-related deaths on British farms in 2022/23. Agriculture remains one of the most dangerous sectors, and this calls for urgent attention.

How Compass HSC Can Help

1. Expert Guidance on Livestock Safety: Compass HSC acknowledges the challenges faced by farmers and offers expert guidance on livestock safety. We understand the dynamics of working with animals and emphasise sensible measures to mitigate risks.

2. Tailored Solutions for Farm Operations: Our consultancy services provide tailored solutions for farm operations, focusing on safe equipment, animal handling, and overall farm management. We collaborate with farmers to implement effective measures that align with the HSE’s campaign objectives.

3. Educational Resources and Training: Compass HSC goes beyond traditional consultancy by providing educational resources and training sessions. We aim to empower farmers with the knowledge and skills needed to create a safer working environment.


Making Health & Safety Simple

Navigating the complexities of Health and Safety doesn’t have to be daunting. Compass HSC is committed to simplifying the process, ensuring that safety measures are not only effective but also practical for daily farm operations.

1. Clear Communication: We believe in clear and concise communication. Our experts convey information in a straightforward and accessible manner, ensuring that all farmers can understand and implement appropriate safety protocols.

2. Practical Solutions: Compass HSC advocates for practical solutions that are easy to integrate into daily routines. By focusing on simplicity, we aim to make Health and Safety an inherent part of farm management rather than an additional burden.

3. Ongoing Support: Our commitment extends beyond consultancy. Compass HSC provides ongoing support to farmers, assisting in the implementation of safety measures and adapting to evolving needs. We are your reliable partner in ensuring a safer farm environment.


We agree with the HSE’s mission to enhance safety in agriculture, particularly regarding livestock incidents. By identifying the problem, offering expert guidance, and making Health and Safety simple, we envision a future where farms are not only productive but also offer a safespace for everyone involved. Together, let’s cultivate a culture of safety and secure a brighter future for British agriculture.

For more details on our services and how we can support your farm, contact us today.

(Note: This blog post is an expansion of the original article provided by HSE on 19th February 2024. – “Livestock focus as national campaign bids to improve safety on Britain’s farms

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