Health and safety: principles for farmers and growers

Health and Safety

This NFU Business Guide gives a brief overview of the legal health and safety requirements that you must meet. In particular, this guide deals with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSaWA), including the regulations made under the Act and the powers of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
There is a considerable amount of legislation which relates to health and safety. It is subject to a constant review process and is also heavily based on European legislation which was adopted by the Government and incorporated into UK law. It is important that you keep up to date with legislative requirements.