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1 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee, Edinburgh 2007 Health and Safety in Scotland Stewart Campbell HSE Director, Scotland

2 ~70,000 employed in agriculture ~2,500 in aquaculture ~19,000 in forestry ~80% land used for agriculture ~£12.5 billion net worth to Scottish economy Forestry and aquaculture of significant importance; Agriculture supports wide range of other industries Agriculture in Scotland

3 Scottish issues Devolved administration Scottish Executive, SEERAD Key development strategies for Scotland HSE must take an integrated approach to working with Scottish Executive Significant rural economic and social issues

4 Scottish Executive 5 strategic objectives for Scotland Wealthier and fairer Healthier Safer and stronger Smarter Greener HSE can contribute to all these strategic objectives

5 Rural development strategy for Scotland Rural development programme for Scotland Range of economic, social and environmental objectives 1 million people live in rural areas (20% of population) 73% all businesses are SMEs High levels of self-employment Less likely to use IT

6 Rural development strategy for Scotland Agriculture makes a significant contribution to social infrastructure 21% employed in primary industries (eg agriculture, forestry) 18,000 crofts in rural areas Recreation and tourism highly significant and supported by agriculture

7 Ag fatal injuries by status and location in 2006/07

8 Fatal accidents over a 5 year period

9 Ag major and over 3 day injuries in Scotland over a 5 year period

10 Health and safety in agriculture in Scotland Significant occupational health issues respiratory disease, MSDs, hearing loss, HAVs, skin disease

11 Challenges for Scotland Division Working with devolved bodies Communicating with hard-to-reach employers and employees Targeting of resource for highest impact Development of interventions that target local and national issues Adapting to new challenges eg overseas workers Managing the reactive workload

12 P artnership on H ealth A nd S afety in S cotland Delivering higher standards of workplace health and safety in Scotland through co- ordinated partnership action Examine how HSC Strategy can best be applied in Scotland Co-ordinate reserved and devolved powers Gather and review information and evidence to inform priorities

13 Health and safety networks in Scotland

14 PHASS membership Danny Carrigan, Chair Stewart Campbell, HSE Steve Bell, Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives David Evans, SoCOEH Harry Frew, UCATT Prof Russel Griggs, CBI Jamie Hume, Deputy Director for Energy and Industry Kathy Jenkins, Hazards Ian Lavery, Glasgow City Council Rory Mackail, Federation of Small Businesses Dr Karen McDonnell, IOSH Linda Shanahan, Fire Brigade Union Ian Tasker, STUC Carol Young, SCVO Trevor Johnston, Secretary

15 Some areas of interest to PHASS Aquaculture Agriculture as a whole (on agenda for next meeting) Scottish Executive Action Plan Improving the evidence base Guide to health and safety professionals in Scotland For business by business events (with SCDI)

16 Agriculture in the future Maximise impact of resource Partnership working and stakeholder engagement PHASS Need to be creative and innovative communication

17 Meeting those challenges Scotlands inspectors –Excellent industry and local knowledge –Excellent relationships between HSE and stakeholders –Enthusiastic and creative Agriculture and Food Sector –Close relationship with FOD Scotland –Help develop, support and deliver Scotland projects –Minimise impact on field resources

18 HSE Scotland successes in agriculture SHADs first developed and delivered in Scotland Partnership with Healthy Working Lives Partnership working with national and local stakeholders (eg machinery rings, Forestry Commission) Walkways-initiative and aquaculture Scotland Aquaculture Health and Safety Group Aquaculture website in development

19 Examples of future initiatives under development Monitor farm projects –Working with existing SERAD Monitor Farms to improve health and safety On track for tractor safety –Pilot scheme to promote and facilitate training for young persons working on family farms –Aim to develop self-supporting package for use by schools –Role for AIAC?

20 Examples of initiatives under development Lifejacket project –Work with manufacturers to improve lifejacket safety Promotion of rehabilitation services –Targeted at rural communities –Existing AFAG Project Group –Multi-agency approach –Facilitated by PHASS

21 Any questions?


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