Communication in farm workplaces has become more important with the Health and Safety at Work Act that came into effect on 4 April.
The new legislation has mostly not altered farmers’ responsibility to manage risk and ensure safety on farms. The main difference is now almost everyone on the farm has a role.
This comes down to communication, and farmers are looking to new farm management software to help.
Two farmers say software helps them work with staff and visitors to improve safety and make sure there are “no surprises”.