Archive for the ‘FGS Agri’ Category

HSE aims to reduce farm deaths in 2008.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

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The Health and Safety Executive has today launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of fatal accidents on farms in the UK, especially as recent studies have shown that in 2007 over 40 people were killed on farms, many of which were avoidable and could have been prevented.

In response to these startling figures, the HSE is promoting a number of Safety Health Awareness Days (SHADS), free training for farmers aimed at dramatically reducing the risks and deaths associated with farming.

Further information regarding the training is available on the HSE website. Click here to find out more.

Are tractors on the road an accident waiting to happen?

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

A recent report has claimed that more than 900 tractors, telehandlers and other self-propelled farm machines are likely to be involved in RTA’S (Road Traffic Accidents) during 2008 due to the lack of awareness from other road users. These alarming figures come from a study carried out by the Department for Transport, which also estimates that on average 8 farmers and 11 other road users will die each year as a result.

Fleet Purchase

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

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FGS Agri are pleased to announce that we have just purchased 2 brand new Claas Tucano combines in preparation for the next season. The Tucano comprises many convincing top performance qualities and sets a whole new standard in terms of efficiency and productivity so will prove very beneficial to our operations. For more detailed information please visit the manufacturer’s website at www.claas.co.uk

Foot & Mouth Update

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

On the 12th September 2007 a protection zone and surveillance zone was placed around a farm in Surrey after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth. As there have been no further cases since this date, DEFRA has confirmed that as of 31st December 2007 the Foot & Mouth export areas have been lifted together with the remaining restrictions of movement of FMD susceptible animals.

Gritting Services

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

During the months of November through to March, FGS Agri Ltd offers cost effective winter gritting and snow clearance services across the South East of England, tailored to your specific needs and requirements. As the adverse weather and hazardous conditions approach, Our team is on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a range of bespoke vehicles in order to keep your sites safe.

We offer more than just a gritting service, we monitor national weather conditions, notifying you of potential risks in your area so that we can grit your location or clear away any snow before your staff or customers arrive.

FGS Agri Ltd provides a unique gritting service particularly for:

· Industrial Parks/Trading Estates

· Lorry and Car Parks

· Business Parks

· Schools

· Private Property

· Private Roads

If you are responsible for Health & Safety within your company then you will appreciate the importance of gritting and salt spreading to manage frost, ice and snow formations. The HSE Preventing Slips & Trips at Work 2005 Act states that in abnormal weather conditions, arrangements should be made to minimise risks from snow and ice on floorway and traffic routs. Meeting the requirements of this regulation can involve salt-gritting and snow clearing.

For a free consultation or advice please contact us now on 01233 820055, alternatively you can email us at info@fgsagri.co.uk.