NFU Scotland is continuing efforts to lobby the Health and Safety
Executive (HSE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with regard
to cattle clipping requirements which we believe are causing
too many injuries among farmers and farm workers. Reports are
often received from NFUS members that they have received injuries
whilst clipping cattle in preparation for going for slaughter.
image courtesy PHFS
Lisa Webb, NFUS Livestock Policy Manager, said:
"If you are subject to any sort of accident whilst clipping
cattle, it is important that you get in touch with NFU Scotland
to inform us. The only way we can successfully lobby against
unnecessary clipping requirements is if we have evidence from
farmers that the process is a dangerous one.
"In order to gauge the actual level of injuries which occur
across the country and continue to lobby against clipping requirements,
which we believe are too stringent and lead to too many injuries,
we have developed a pro forma accident report.
"I should be grateful if members would take a moment to
complete the report form and return it to me. Copies can be obtained
either inside the next issue (February issue) of the NFUS magazine,
the Scottish Farming Leader, or by calling me at NFUS Head Office
on 0131 472 4034."
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