New agricultural safety competition opens for entries

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A new safety competition was launched at LAMMA by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) to promote safety and innovation in the agricultural engineering market. The competition was formed in partnership with SSAB and Farmers Guardian and is currently open for entries.

The award will be judged by a panel of prominent agricultural engineering specialists and is open to any company, organization or individual that wishes to take part. The winning prize will include £300 (US$460), a statuette and an invitation to visit SSAB in Sweden.

The prize will be awarded for the innovation, product or practice that best promotes safety and can demonstrate clear benefits. This could relate to, for example, new design features, simplified production, improved performance or beneficial environmental benefits.

Alastair Taylor, CEO of IAgrE, said, “Agriculture is the most dangerous industry in the UK, with an average of one person being killed each week on farms. Many serious injuries occur across the land-based sector and the incident rates show no signs of reducing. We believe this competition is a way of raising and promoting a safer agricultural industry.”

Details on how to enter can be accessed at www.iagre.org

16 July 2015

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